Police appeal following robbery in Portadown

Police are appealing for information following a robbery shortly before 8pm last night in Portadown, Co Armagh.

A woman was walking home from the town centre when a youth approached her at the junction of Church Street and Ormonde Street and attempted to grab her shoulder bag. When she resisted, a second youth produced a knife and threatened her. The two youths then made off on foot with the bag.

One of the robbers was described as being 5’3 to 5’4, stocky and between13 to 15 years of age. He was wearing a navy blue bomber jacket with a white stripe on the sleeve and a black woollen hat. The second youth is described as being 5’7, slim and aged around 16 to 17 year of age. He was wearing a cream bomber jacket and a black woollen hat. He had blonde or blonde streaked hair.

Police are appealing to anyone who can help identify the robbers or who may have seen two youths answering this description in the area of Church Street or Ormonde Street in Portadown at around the time of the attack.

Detectives at Lurgan can be contacted on 028 3832 5144 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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