17/06/2005

Armed man threatens staff in supermarket robbery

A man armed with a handgun has threatened a member of staff during a supermarket robbery in County Armagh.

The incident happened at the Lidl shop on the Armagh Road in Portadown at around 8.50pm on Thursday.

The man, who was described as wearing a black bomber jacket, a baseball cap, and with a scarf over his face, escaped with an undisclosed sum of money from the till.

Detectives are asking to speak to anyone who was in or outside the shop when the robbery occurred.

Police can be contacted at Lurgan on 028 3832 5144 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(CD/SP)

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