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Knifeman threatens off-licence staff during armed robbery bid

Detectives are appealing for information  following an attempted armed robbery at Umgola in the Killylea Road area of Armagh this afternoon, Sunday, May 18.

Shortly after 3.15pm it was reported a man entered the premises and threatened staff with a knife.

He demanded money from the till before  making off empty handed in the company of a second male.

One male wore a blue hooded top and the second male is described as wearing a grey  coloured track suit.

Two males aged 27 and 28 were arrested a short time  later and are currently in custody assisting police with their  enquiries.

Detectives would ask anyone who witnessed the incident or  anyone who has any information to contact them at Ardmore Police Station on the  non-emergency number 101.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity  Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555  111.

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