Man armed with a knife robs local cricket club

Laurelvale Cricket Club
Laurelvale Cricket Club

An armed robbery at Laurelvale Cricket Club has been condemned by local DUP councillor Gareth Wilson.

It is understood a man armed with a knife demanded cash before making off with the contents of the til on Saturday night.

Cllr. Wilson who lives close to the village stated, “This is a very concerning incident in what is a very quiet and peaceful rural village and indeed the cricket club is a very popular club with a rich history in the area, and of course it is a really important local resource.”

He added, “Speaking to police and the club directly, I understand that a man armed with a knife demanded the takings from the till before running off with a sum of money. I am aware that an arrest has now been made and I want to praise both the club house staff and thepolice for their quick thinking and action.”

He concluded, “I am relieved no one was injured in this incident and I trust that those in the club recover from this ordeal.”