Tuesday 21 October 2014

Three police hurt foiling robbery

Published 21/01/2013 | 15:05

Chief Inspector Anthony McNally, Craigavon area commander, praised his officers' bravery in foiling an armed robbery

Three police officers were injured as they foiled an armed robbery in Co Armagh, the PSNI has confirmed.

They were involved in a struggle with two masked men carrying batons and an imitation firearm at a garage on Avenue Road, Lurgan, on Sunday night.

Two men aged 29 and 36 were arrested.

Chief Inspector Anthony McNally, Craigavon area commander, praised his officers' bravery.

He said: "This is just one excellent example of local officers providing the personal service the community has asked for. The officers involved are to be commended for their swift and brave action which has resulted in the arrest of two males.

"I would also like to thank the community for their support which assists us in responding to and tackling crimes of this nature."

A spokeswoman for the PSNI said the two suspects were assisting police with their inquiries.

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