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Man armed with Stanley knife threatens staff before robbing Portadown off-licence

Thomas Street Portadown
Thomas Street in Portadown

A man armed with a Stanley knife threatened staff at a Portadown off-licence on Monday evening before making off with cash.

Detectives are appealing for information following the armed robbery on Thomas Street shortly before 9pm.

Detective Sergeant Wilson said: “At approximately 8.45pm, a man armed with a Stanley knife entered the premises and threatened a member of staff before making off with a sum of cash from the till.

“He is described as being aged between 30 and 40 years old, approximately 5’4” tall of thin build and was wearing dark clothing, with his hood over his head and a dark coloured snood covering his face.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or to anyone with CCTV or other footage that could assist with enquiries, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 2140 of 15/05/23.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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