Armed robbery in Lurgan

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A female shop assistant was threatened with a knife by an armed robber in Lurgan last night.

Detectives in Lurgan are hunting for the armed thief after he robbed the store in Shankill Street.

Around 7.24pm a man, armed with a knife, entered the shop and threatened a female shop assistant.

The man filled a holdall with cigarettes and cash and made off on foot.

The man is described as being around 6ft tall and of medium build.

He was wearing tights over his head, yellow washing up gloves, a dark t-shirt under a blue/grey long sleeved jumper, grey cloth track bottoms and black trainers with white soles.

Detective Inspector Will Tate said: “We would like to hear from anyone who has information which could assist our investigation. We can be contacted in Lurgan on 101, quoting ref: 1217 300615.”

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.