South Armagh smash and grab attempt ‘an attack on entire community’

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Local councillor Barra Ó Muirí has described a smash and grab attempt in South Armagh as ‘an attack on the entire community’. psni58“These criminals are a stain on the good name of South Armagh,” he told Newry Times. “There has been a catalogue of attempted robberies in South Armagh over the past 12 months, a concerted effort to disrupt, steal, injure and intimidate, with this being the second attempted robbery at Donnelly’s shop. “What I would say to everyone in South Armagh is to be vigilant, secure your property at all times and to use security cameras where possible. We will continue to hold the PSNI to account to ensure that there is no safe passage for these reprobates in the early hours,” he insisted. “Given the tragic history of the property at Donnelly’s, local feelings are running high that these criminals are targeting the shop. I would encourage everyone to watch out for unusual behaviour, or strange cars at night time, and to pass all relevant information on to the authorities.” South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon also condemned those behind the incident. “The South Armagh community will stand up to these thugs just as we’ve stood up to every attack on this area. I would urge anyone with information about this incident to contact the PSNI and help make our communities safer.” More on this story: Ram-raid at Newry shop
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