Mayor Ruane Condemns Armed Robbery Of Elderly Couple In Warrenpoint

SINN Féin Warrenpoint Councillor and Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Mickey Ruane, has described the armed robbery as ‘horrendous’ that took place in the home of an elderly couple on Sunday night.

dn_screenCllr Ruane said the whole community was disgusted at the incident: “There is a real sense of shock in and around the community today that this incident has taken place people, and not only that but to such vulnerable members of our society.

“For four masked men to target this couple is both cowardly and disgusting. What is even more concerning is that two of these individuals were armed and I know that the seriousness of that has resonated throughout the community.”

“To have locked this poor couple in their bathroom is an inexplicable evil act and one can only imagine the trauma that these people have went through. I want to convey my uttermost sympathy to the couple and their family at this difficult time and also on behalf of the wider Warrenpoint communities

“I condemn wholeheartedly what took place on Sunday night, and I would call on anyone in the area who may have seen any suspicious activity  or have any information at all to bring it forward to the PSNI so that we can give this family the justice and closure they need,”  added Cllr Ruane.