23/02/2007

Woman held at knifepoint during robbery

A woman has been held at knifepoint during a robbery at a convenience store in Lurgan, County Armagh.

The incident took place at 8.15pm last night, at a shop in Sloan Street, when two men entered and demanded cash.

One of the men went behind the counter and held a large knife to the shop assistants throat.

Police are appealing for a female customer who was in the store at the time of the incident, to contact them.

Meanwhile, three men robbed an off licence in India Street, in Belfast.

The men entered Russell’s Cellars shortly before 10pm yesterday evening. One was armed with a claw hammer, the other with a knife.

They threatened the member of staff before making off with an undisclosed sum of money in the direction of the Holylands.

(JM/SP)

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