A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in relation to an incident that saw a member of staff at a Bournemouth post office threatened with a hammer.

As reported, the employee at the Post Office in Tuckton Road was ordered to put money into a bag by a man who had his hood up and face covered with sunglasses and a scarf.

The staff member pressed a panic alarm and the offender grabbed a pack of four beers before running out of the shop without paying, police reported.

A CCTV appeal was issued by officers earlier this week in relation to the incident, which took place at around 6.50am on Sunday, January 26.

Issuing an update, a Dorset Police spokesperson said: "A 36-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released under investigation as officers continue to make enquiries."

Police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward and contact them by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200012883. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.