25/11/2008

Border Hunt For Gun Gang

The PSNI is on alert for a gang that carried out a weekend border raid which netted a cache of weapons.

The armed gang stole a number of handguns from a weapons dealer in Co Fermanagh on Saturday.

Police have just revealed the border incident and said that three masked men, one carrying a shotgun, held up the dealer in Garrison at about 5.30pm Saturday.
News Image
They said the robbers made off with two Glock 9mm pistols, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, a Walther .22 pistol and five Hammerli .22 target pistols.

Around a half hour later, a dark blue Nissan Primera, believed to have been used by the gang, was found burnt out in Belleek - just yards from the border with the Irish Republic.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the car in Garrison before the robbery, or saw it being driven away.

(BMcC)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

25 May 2022
Man Dies In Three-Vehicle Collision In Dungannon
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a fatal three-vehicle collision in Dungannon, Co Tyrone. A man, aged in his 60s, died when his blue Ford Ka was involved in a collision with a rad Toyota Yaris and a lorry at about 20:20 last night, on the Cookstown Road.
03 May 2022
Appeal Issued Over L'Derry Attack
Police in L'Derry have issued an appeal for information following a serious assault in the early hours of Monday 2nd May. At approximately 1am, a man, aged in his 20s was outside a bar in the Waterloo Street area of the city when he was struck by another man causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.
25 April 2022
Police Investigate 'Unprovoked Attack' On Woman In Bangor
Police in Bangor have issued an appeal for information and witnesses into an unprovoked assault on a 36-year-old woman in Ward Park at around midday on Friday 22 April. The victim was walking with her friends and their children, pushing one of her children in a buggy, when an unknown male approached and punched her to the back of the head.
22 April 2022
Appeal Issued Over Hit-And-Run Collision
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a hit-and-run collision in Portrush. A male motorcyclist is being treated in hospital after he was involved in a collision on the Dunluce Road at around 5.30pm on Thursday 21 April.
17 May 2022
PSNI Supports LGBTQIA Community Awareness Day
The PSNI has said that it is pleased to be supporting International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), which takes place today, Tuesday 17 May.