Knifepoint robbery attempt

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An attempt was made to rob a young person in Donaghcloney last night (Thursday, July 23), a local councillor has said.

According to Councillor Mark Baxter a moped/motorbike stopped a young person and demanded his mobile phone/money, the attacker pushed his victim to the ground and punched him, a knife was then produced and the boy threatened.

Cllr Baxter said: “While this is a rare incident for the village it is a very serious one, luckily a passerby chased him off.”

He went on: “Please stay vigilant and if anyone has any information please contact police on 101, or if not comfortable with that contact me, I’ve been talking to the area commander of the PSNI regarding this and can pass on any information.”