Pirton Post Office heist: Luton man arrested - charged with armed robbery, car theft and possession of imitation firearm
By Layth Yousif
6th Oct 2022 | Local News
Man charged in connection with Pirton armed robbery
A man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Pirton, near Hitchin.
Investigations into the incident, which occurred at the Post Office on the High Street on Saturday 27 August, led officers to an address in Beeston, Leeds, where arrest enquiries were conducted on Saturday (October 1).
Trevor Dowling, aged 41, from Copenhagen Close, in Luton, Bedfordshire, was subsequently charged with robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
He appeared before St Albans Magistrates' Court on Monday (October 3) where he was remanded into custody. He is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Monday 31 October.
A second man, from Leeds, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Detective Inspector Ben Smith said: "This was a frightening incident which caused a lot of concern among the local community. We have now secured a charge and the case will progress through the courts.
"If you witnessed the incident, or have any information, you can still report this to police."
Call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/69286/22.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.