Priests threatened at gunpoint in Newry robbery

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Friday, June 14th, 2013
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The local community is in shock tonight after it emerged that five priests were threatened at gun point in a robbery at the Parochial House in Dominic Street, Newry. At around 8:30pm this evening two men entered St Catherine’s Dominican Priory and threatened five priests who were in the house at the time. The men then made off from the Parochial House with a sum of money. It is believed none of the five priests were injured in the robbery but all were left shaken by the incident. The two suspects both spoke with a southern Irish accent. The first male is described by police as white, mid 30’s, 6 ft 1 in height, of slim build, short grey beard. He was wearing a grey shirt and jeans.

The second man police are seeking is described as white, of heavy build, bad skin and wearing a dark hooded top.

Police would appeal for anyone with any information to contact Detectives in Newry on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively, 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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