31-year-old man arrested after Newry robbery

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Police in Newry investigating a robbery at a shop in the Warrenpoint Road area of Newry yesterday evening, Tuesday 31 December, have arrested a 31-year-old man.

Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Brannigan said, “Shortly before 6:50 pm, it was reported that a man wearing a green coat and a grey scarf entered the shop in the area.

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“He then threatened a female member of staff and demanded money.



“He made off towards another business premises close by with a sum of money.

“The female member of staff was left badly shaken, but not injured following the incident,” he continued.



“The man was arrested inside the other premises on suspicion of two counts of robbery.

“One of these was in relation to an armed robbery at an off-licence in the Warrenpoint Road area of Newry on Monday 30 December, in which a sum of money was taken during the incident.”



“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed either of the incidents on the 30 or 31 December to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1401 31/12/19.

Detective Sergeant Brannigan added, “Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

He is currently in police custody.


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