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Two men armed with gun enter shop as female staff member locked herself away

Detectives in Lurgan are appealing for information following the report of an armed robbery at a shop in the Katesbridge Road area of Kinallen – near the Corbally Road on Monday evening.

Shortly before 6.40 pm, it was reported that two males with their faces covered entered the premises one was reported to have been armed with a handgun.

The female member of staff managed to get away and locked herself in a neighbouring property.

The male armed with the firearm is described as being tall with medium build, wearing dark bottoms possibly jeans, a dark hooded top, a mask and black gloves.

The second male is described as being of stocky build wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a black fleeced jacket and gardening gloves.

Detective Inspector McCamley said: “The female member of staff was left badly shaken, but not injured following the incident.

“It is not known at this stage if anything has been taken.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who may have seen two males on the Katesbridge Road area yesterday evening, or anyone who may have witnessed a vehicle driving erratically or at speed in the area to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101, quoting reference number 1691 03/02/20.”

Alternatively, 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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