Police Appeal After Armed Robbery At Ballynahinch PO

Detectives in Ardmore are investigating following an armed robbery in Ballynahinch earlier on Thursday 10 June.

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Detectives in Ardmore are investigating following an armed robbery in Ballynahinch earlier on Thursday 10 June. 

Following the incident, Detective Sergeant Ritchie said: “Just before 12.30pm, two men, one armed with a weapon, entered the Post Office on Lisburn Street.

“Demands for cash were made, and a terrified female staff member was struck on the head. 

“The suspects made off a short time later with a sum of cash.

The Post Office on LIsburn Street in Ballynahinch where there was an armed robbery.

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the staff member, who thankfully has not been left with any serious injuries as a result of this incident. 

“I would appeal to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Lisburn Street to get in touch with detectives. I am particularly interested to speak to anyone who saw a distinctive black Volkswagen Golf with a spare wheel on the front driver’s side in the area at the time.”

Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, is asked to call detectives in Newry on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 978 10/06/21, or to submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at:

 http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

Subsequently, detectives investigating the armed robbery in Ballynahinch have arrested a man and a woman.

Detective Sergeant Ritchie said: “A 32 year old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault on police and resisting police and a 33-year old woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery. Both are currently in police custody at this time.