Armed robbery in Meigh

June 29, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

An armed robber held up a cash-in-transit worker during an audacious daytime raid in the village of Meigh on Monday last, June 21st

The incident happened around 12.30pm when the cash-in-transit team was making a delivery to the village’s post office on the Dromintee Road.

As the worker was transferring the cash box from the vehicle, he was approached by a masked man brandishing a gun.  After a brief struggle, the robber made off with the cash box in an orange or bronze coloured Audi A4 car in the direction of Newry.  It’s believed the registration of the getaway vehicle may have been noted.

The man is described as being between 5ft 5in and 5ft 7in tall and was wearing a black ski mask and a black hooded jumper/jacket with light brown and white stripes along the waist, blue jeans and black shoes.

Parents collecting children from the nearby school were caught up in the drama as police quickly moved in to investigate the robbery and the area around the premises was sealed off for a number of hours.

Police have appealed to anyone who was in the area and witnessed this incident or has information in relation to it to contact them.