Man charged with litany of offences after Newry armed robbery
Detectives in Newry have charged a 26 year old man with robbery, hijacking and handling stolen goods.
The charges relate to a number of cross border incidents on Friday, 28th September, including the armed robbery of a cash in transit van at Damolly Retail Park, hijacking in Dundalk and handling stolen goods from the Republic of Ireland in Northern Ireland.
At approximately 11.20am on the day in question, it was reported that two masked males, one believed to be armed with a knife, made off with a sum of money from the cash in transit van. No-one was injured in the incident.
The two masked males made off in a silver Mitsubishi Shogun in the direction of the border. The Shogun was damaged while trying to be stopped.
The two men later hijacked a silver Audi TT in the Edenappa Road over the border and abandoned the Shogun. The female driver of the Audi was assaulted in the hijack.
Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector McBurney, Newry CID, said:
“This should send a clear message to the public that offending will not be tolerated either North or South of the border. We work with our colleagues in An Garda Siochana on a daily basis and will continue to do this and develop our resources to ensure that those who engage in criminal activity are brought before the courts.”
The 26 year old male appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court this morning (9th October) and was remanded in custody to appear on 24 October at Newry Magistrates Court.
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