Charges brought in Brinks robbery

October 16, 2012

By Christine Keighery

A twenty six year old man has been charged in connection with last month’s armed robbery of a Brinks security van, which led to a hijacking and cross border pursuit as the assailants fled, crashing into a Garda checkpoint  just over the border in Dromad.

On Friday 28th September, two masked males, one believed to have been armed with a knife, made off with a sum of cash from the Brinks security van parked outside B &Q, in Newry’s bustling Damolly Retail Park.

The pair fled the scene in a silver Mitsubishi Shogun, heading in the direction of the border.  With a police pursuit ensuing, the culprits crashed through the Garda checkpoint before abandoning the Shogun and hijacking a silver Audi TT on the Edenappa Road, injuring the terrified female driver of the vehicle.

Detectives in Newry have charged the man with Armed Robbery, Hijacking and Handling stolen goods and he appeared before Armagh Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday 9th October.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.