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Two men cornered and arrested after police race to scene of robbery in Keady

Officer headbutted during course of early morning operation

Two men have been arrested after police surrounded a house in Keady which was in the process of being robbed.

The drama unfolded shortly after midnight, after a call came in to the PSNI.

A short time later, four police crews raced to the scene and had two men cornered.

Both were arrested – one for robbery, breach of court bail and criminal damage.

The other was arrested for robbery, three counts of criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon and disorderly behaviour.

He was also arrested for assault on police after he headbutted one of the officers on the scene.

The suspect is also wanted for recall to prison after his licence was revoked.

Police have confirmed that the victim was hurt during the robbery but fortunately his injuries were “not serious”.

Officers have praised those responsible on social media and warned others who would think of engaging in this type of crime that they will be caught.

“Robbery is a terrifying ordeal for anyone, and something we will not tolerate in our district,” posted the PSNI in Armagh.

“The victim and witnesses involved conducted themselves in a superb manner and were fit to give us all the details required to find these particularly nasty pieces of work and put them where they belong.

“With the breach and recall offences, the next stop for both will be court.

“This is a timely reminder of how vital timely and accurate information is. Phone us IMMEDIATELY if you think something like this is going on, and remember things like vehicle details; make, model, registration, as well as clothing descriptions, age, height, build, and direction of travel.

“Last night our Armagh crews put themselves between you and the bad guys. One paid the price for that, and we wish him a speedy recovery. We will continue to stand in that gap in order to keep you safe.

“Keep it coming, and we’ll keep locking them up!”

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