29/07/2004

Police appeal after Co Antrim armed robberies

Police have appealed for information in relation to two armed robberies which occurred in Co Antrim yesterday.

At around 4.45pm yesterday, two men, armed with a handgun and a knife, entered a shop on the Doagh Road, Ballyclare. They threatened staff but left short time later empty-handed.

Shortly afterwards, a travel agents on the Ballyclare Road, Glengormley, was held up by two robbers.

As in the first attempted robbery, the pair were armed with a handgun and a knife. The men made off with a sum of money and credit cards belonging to members of staff.

Police believe that both incidents were connected and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

(gmcg)

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