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Man armed with hammer robs Lurgan service station

Detectives investigating the report of an armed robbery in Lurgan last night (Thursday, 15th July) are appealing for witnesses.

Police received a report at 8.15pm that a man had entered a service station on Antrim Road armed with a hammer where he threatened staff before making off with a sum of money.

Officers responded and, a short time later, they arrested a man, aged 28 years old, in connection with the incident and he is currently in custody, assisting with enquiries.

Detective Inspector Celeste Simpson said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for staff who although not physically injured, have been left shaken by this despicable act.

“If you were in the area and witnessed this incident, or captured it on your dash cam, call us on 101, quoting reference number 1789 15/07/21.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report 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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