A MAN was chased by police and arrested after an alleged attempted armed robbery at a shop in Greenock’s West End this morning.
The incident happened around 9.45am at the Kinniburgh Post Office/newsagent premises in Brisbane Street.
Detective Inspector David Wagstaff said: “A male entered the Post Office, allegedly presented a firearm or an imitation firearm at the two members of staff and demanded the till be opened.
“He fled the shop empty-handed. Police attended immediately and pursued a male who was apprehended nearby.
“A handgun has been recovered and will be the subject of forensic examination.”
A 25-year-old man has been detained in connection with the incident.