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Police hunt thugs armed with knifes after teenagers robbed in terrifying ordeal

Teenage girl shaked after being pushed about and having bank card and cash stolen

A teenage girl had a bank card and purse containing cash stolen after two men armed with knives threatened and robbed a group of young people.

The incident happened at around 9.30pm on Saturday evening in the Scarva Road area of Banbridge.

The culprits approached a group of young people and demanded money.

The two subsequently made off with a purse containing a sum of cash and a bank card, which belonged to one of the group – a teenage girl.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “During the incident, this girl was pushed and, as a result, sustained bruising to her hand.

“One of the suspects is thought to be around 50 years old.  He is described as being of medium build, with a grey beard and wearing a green jacket with the hood up.

“The second male is believed to be in his mid-twenties.  He is described as being of slim build, wearing a black coat, black scarf and black tracksuit bottoms.”

The spokesperson appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

She added: “This was a terrifying experience, which left the girl and her companions badly shaken.

“Detectives are appealing to anyone who was in the area around that time and who may have noticed any suspicious activity to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 1673 of 11/01/20.

“Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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