Hunt continues for armed man after Newry robbery

September 15, 2014

Police are continuing to hunt for an armed robber who held up staff at a Newry business on Wednesday.

The incident occurred shortly after 5.30pm at a service station on the Old Dublin Road area.  A man brandishing what appeared to be a firearm, entered the shop and threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash.

Police say the thief was wearing a hat with a scarf covering his face and made his escape in a black Ford Mondeo in the direction of the border.

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley condemned those behind the armed robbery.

“This is another despicable crime and is particularly worrying following the robbery in Omeath lately.   It is imperative that those responsible for this crime are apprehended.  The police require every co-operation possible from the public to catch the culprits.  I would appeal to anyone with information to contact the PSNI as soon as possible,” he said.

Sinn Fein MLA Mickey Brady also voiced his condemnation: “The staff were threatened and cash stolen in this armed robbery. Hopefully they will be able to recover from this traumatic experience. I would appeal to anyone with information on this disgraceful act to bring it forward so that those responsible can be brought to justice,” he said.

Inspector Denise Graham appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or who was in the area at the time and saw anything to contact CID at Ardmore Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.