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Woman arrested in Bradford after Leeds post office robbery

A woman has been arrested following an armed robbery at a Leeds post office earlier in the week

The 27-year-old was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery in relation to an incident at Wellstone Rise Post Office, in Swinnow Lane, Leeds, on Tuesday

No one was injured in the incident, although those involved were left badly shaken by what had happened.

Speaking on the incident, a West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The woman was detained when firearms officers executed a warrant an address in the Holmewood area of Bradford in the early hours of this morning. She remains in custody.

“Detectives from Leeds District CID are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries into the incident which saw two masked men, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, enter the shop and threaten staff before taking cash and leaving the scene in a car driven by a third man.

“A stolen silver BMW that was used in the crime was later found abandoned in the Holmewood area and was recovered for forensic examination.”

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