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Member of staff injured as man armed with knife robs takeaway at Killylea Road in Armagh

The employees managed detain the suspect in a room in the rear of the premises until police arrived at the scene

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Armagh late last night (Sunday).

At approximately 10.10pm, a report was received of a robbery at a takeaway at Killylea Road.

It was reported a masked man had entered the premises and pushed past a member of staff, before attempting to take money from the till.

The man was confronted by two members of staff, and an altercation ensued, during which he lifted a knife and threatened them.

The employees managed to detain the suspect in a room in the rear of the premises until police arrived at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Stewart said: “During the incident, one of the staff members sustained a minor injury to his armpit / rib cage area.

“The suspect was arrested on suspicion of offences including attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence, and is in police custody at this time.

“Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or have any information which could assist them with their enquiries, to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1894 of 15/08/21.”

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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