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Police appeal after attempted armed robbery

Detectives are appealing for information following the attempted robbery of a shop in the Kinelowen Street area of Keady on Sunday 21st April.

At around 6.20pm it was reported that two males entered the shop, produced a knife and demanded money from a staff member. At this point customers chased the two males from the premises empty handed.

Two males aged 16 and 17 were arrested during follow up police enquiries and later released on bail pending further enquiries. There were no reports of any injuries although the staff member was left badly shaken.

Sinn Fein Councillor Darren McNally said he was shocked to hear of another attempted robbery in the Keady area.

“Thankfully no one was injured during this incident in which the perpetrators were carrying weapons.  It appears that the police have made arrests in relation to this and I hope that those responsible are brought before the courts,” he added.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed this incident or who noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact CID in Newry on 0845 600 8000.

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 11.

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