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Terrifying ordeal as man armed with knife demands car keys from two women in Lurgan

One of the women sustained minor injuries and a man in his 20s has been arrested

A man has been arrested after two women were threatened at knife-point and ordered to hand over their car keys.

Police are investigating the incident which happened at Monbrief Walk, Lurgan, at around 5.30pm yesterday (Saturday) evening,

They have arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of possessing an article with blade or point in a public place.

He remains in custody at this time.

Inspector Kerr said: “Police responded after a report of two females had been approached by a man who is alleged to have produced a large knife and demanded their car keys.

“One of the women sustained minor injuries.

“We are appealing for information and witnesses which may assist the investigation to contact the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1480 16/10/21.”

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/.”

Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle has described the incident as “truly shocking”.

“The episode must have been very traumatic for those involved. Anyone with any information at all about this incident should phone 101 and report it. The sooner these thugs are of our streets the better.”

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