25/03/2019

Garvagh Business Targeted In Aggravated Burglary

Police are appealing for information following reports of an aggravated burglary in Garvagh, County L'Derry.

Two men, one of whom was armed with a hammer, entered a shop on the town's Main Street at around 10.25pm on Friday 22 March.

The suspects gained entry though the rear of the premises and stole a handbag, before being confronted by a staff member while attempting to flee the scene.
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Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "They threatened her and ordered her not to move until they had fled. Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries, but staff who were simply doing their job in their place of employment have understandably been left shaken by what must have been a frightening ordeal. 

"I want to appeal to anyone who was in the Main Street area of Garvagh around 10:25pm and saw two males acting suspiciously, or who has information which may assist our investigation, to contact detectives in Coleraine on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1638 of 22/03/19."  

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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