Teen arrested after Melrose Road robbery


An 18-year-old from Gainsborough has been arrested in relation to a robbery on Melrose Road on Halloween.

A 79-year-old man was returning home from the Post Office on Ropery Road at around 7.55am on 31st October when he was approached at the back door of his Melrose Road home by a man armed with what appeared to be a firearm and demanding money.

The 18-year-old male has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Officers are still appealing for information. The offender was described as a white male about 5ft 6ins tall in a dark padded jacket and track suit bottoms.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Jim Wilson at Gainsborough CID on 101. Quote incident number 60 of 31st October.