A man who committed armed robbery at a post office in Plean has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison at Glasgow High Court.  Ross McLay (34) pled guilty on Friday 21 August.

He robbed the post office on Wednesday 3 December 2014 when he stole a sum of money from behind the counter. He did this by threatening staff with a weapon when an internal door was open.

Whilst making his escape he then dropped most of the cash upon his exit. No staff were injured as a result of the incident.

Police were called and carried out investigations into the incident. McLay was then arrested on Tuesday 9 December 2014 as a result of these enquiries.

Community Inspector Donna Bryans, who led the initial response to this incident, said: “This was a shameless crime, which was very upsetting to the staff in the post office and shocked the local community in Plean.

“Thankfully these incident are rare and we were able in this case to take swift action to arrest McLay.

“Police Scotland will not tolerate violent crime in our communities and anyone who does so will see every resource used to apprehend them and bring them to justice.”