Police hunt two men after Newry Credit Union robbery
Police in Newry are appealing for information following the robbery of Newry Credit Union in Hill Street this afternoon.
Just after 2pm, two men entered the premises, one of whom police believe was possibly armed with a firearm, and demanded money.
The men made off on foot with a sum of money in the direction of High Street where it is believed they got into a silver coloured vehicle with a southern registration plate to leave the area.
The first man was described as being in his 20’s, and wore a dark hooded top.
The second male was described as being in his 30’s, of medium build and was wearing a red coat with a scarf covering his face. There were no reports of any injuries.
Reacting to the news, SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley told Newry Times that those responsible had no respect for the local community.
Bradley stated, “Newry Credit provides an important service to our community. Robbery of the Credit Union is robbery of the community.
“Those responsible for this act have absolutely no regard or respect for the community. I hope that they will be apprehended and brought before the courts.
“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this robbery to contact the police without delay. It is sad that in the year in which the Credit Union is celebrating 50 years of service to Newry that there are those who can only respond in this despicable way.”
DUP MLA for Newry & Armagh, William Irwin stated, “This is concerning news and especially as a bank robbery can involve the use of force against staff and be a very traumatic experience.
“I have as yet, not heard the full details of this incident, however I utterly condemn any robbery of anyone or any institution and I hope that no one was injured as a result of this incident.”
Detectives would ask anyone who was in the area and who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information to contact them in Ardmore CID on 0845 600 8000.
Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111
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