Ram raiders smash into Newry shop

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Friday, November 14th, 2014
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A small sum of money was stolen after ram raiders smashed into a local shop in Camlough. The incident at McCooey’s shop on the Camlough Road happened in the early hours of Friday 14th November. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Edel Stinton explained, “We received a report at around 4am that the front of the shop had sustained significant damage to metal shutters and windows. “The damage would appear to have been caused by a vehicle, possibly a 4×4, being driven deliberately at the shop in order to gain access. A small sum of money has been reported stolen. Stinton added, “I would appeal for anyone who noticed any suspicious vehicles or activity in the area between 3am and 4am or who has any information to contact CID in Ardmore on 101 quoting reference 113141114. Information can also be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” Reacting to the news, Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady said that the ramming of McCooeys Shop and the subsequent robbing of the premises was not only an attack on a local business which had served the community for generations but was also an attack on the community. “This disgraceful attack on a local Convenience Store, owned by a respected family for generations, is viewed by most of us also as an attack on this community. “I would appeal for anyone with information regarding this incident to give it to the PSNI. Those who carried out this dastardly act should face the full rigours of the law,” he added.

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