30/01/2015

Armed Robber Dresses As Police Officer

Police are searching for two men in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a shop in Co Armagh.

Police said that one of the men who attempted to rob the shop on West Street, Portadown, was dressed as a policeman.

It is understood two men entered the shop at about 10am on Thursday, one of them was carrying a suspected firearm. The robbers struggled with staff before making off empty handed.

Police said both men are aged in their 20s, one dressed as a police officer, and the second is described as wearing a black Addidas tracksuit and a two tone black/charcoal grey waterproof jacket.

Police believe there may have been a third man waiting in a getaway car outside the shop.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police.

(MH/CD)

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