‘Shocking’ Newry armed robbery leaves staff badly shaken

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the report of a robbery at a shop on the Dublin Road on Monday 30 March.

Two masked men entered the shop shortly before 9.30pm and demanded money and cigarettes.

 

 

One of the men was reported to have been carrying a suspected firearm.

Money and cigarettes were handed over and the men left the scene in a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf car.

There were no reports of any injuries however, a member of staff was left badly shaken following the incident.

Newry and Armagh MLA Liz Kimmins described the robbery as ‘shocking’.

 

 

Speaking to Newry Times, the Sinn Féin MLA said, “Local people are pulling together and looking after each other.

“It is shocking to hear of this robbery at a premises on the Dublin Road, Newry.

“Two males were involved and made off in a small dark-colored car, possibly a Vollswagen golf.

“Anyone who saw anything or has any info please call the PSNI on 101 and quote ref 1603 300320.”

 

 

The local MLA added, “The criminals responsible need to be caught by the police, dealt with harshly by the courts and shunned by our community.”

Detectives are investigating and haved appealed to anyone with any information which could assist them with their enquiries to contact them at Ardmore station on 101 quoting reference number 1603 30/03/20.

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.

 

 

 

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