Woman threatened with firearm in Newtownhamilton

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012

The incident happened in Dundalk Street

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the report of an armed robbery in Newtownhamilton yesterday (Saturday 14th January). It was reported that at approximately 2.15pm as a woman was walking past a parked blue car with three men inside it in the Dundalk Street area one of the males asked for assistance. When she approached the car she was threatened with a suspected firearm and told to hand over money by the man in the passenger seat. A sum of money was handed over and the car made off in the direction of Armagh. This man was described as being in his early 30’s, medium build with a pale complexion and short dark hair and was wearing blue jeans and a blue, white and black coloured shirt. He is believed to have spoken with a local accent. Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to contact CID at Ardmore 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 on 0800 555 111.
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