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Masked man threatens shop worker in Co Armagh



Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) stock image. Picture: Aodhan Roberts/Belfast Telegraph.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following an attempted robbery at commercial premises in Lurgan.

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, 5th May when police received a report that a masked man had entered the business on Gilpinstown Road at around 1.40am and demanded money from staff.

A police spokesperson said: “The man, who is described as approximately 5ft 5in tall, wearing a grey jacket, blue balaclava, grey jogging bottoms and carrying a multi-coloured bag, left empty-handed.

“It was also reported that he made threats towards a member of the public as he made off.

“Thankfully, although shaken by the ordeal, none of those involved were injured. Our investigation is ongoing.

“It is believed that the suspect left on foot in the direction of Portadown Road. We would ask anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have dashcam, CCTV or other footage, to call us on 101, quoting reference number 155 of 05/05/24.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

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