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Armagh city business raided and car stolen as police investigate six-hour crime spree

The vehicle is still outstanding and police believe there is a link to further incidents which followed

Police accident RTC night

A business in Armagh city centre was broken into and a car stolen on Friday night.

The burglary is being linked to several other incidents over a six hour period.

At around 10pm last night (Friday), it was reported that entry was gained to business premises located at the Thomas Street area of Armagh.

A black Citroen Dispatch which was parked in the area was stolen, with damage also caused to the shutters of the premises during the incident.

Shortly before 1.15 am on Saturday, February 6, it was reported to police that two men gained entry to a house in the Flagstaff Court area of Newry.

A woman in her 40s fell to the ground as a result of the incident but did not receive any injuries or require any medical attention.

A number of other persons were in the property, but although not injured, were left badly shaken following the incident.

At around 2am on Saturday, February 6, it was reported that a black Citroen Dispatch failed to stop for police when driving on the Ganna Way area of Warrenpoint.

The vehicle then made off towards Newry before crossing the border at the Old Dublin Road area.

The vehicle is currently outstanding at this time.

Shortly before 3.20am, it was reported to police that entry was gained to a shop located at the Forkhill Road area of Newry.

It was reported that a number of men caused damage to the front door of the shop and made off with a quantity of cigarettes following the incident.

Detective Sergeant Ritchie said: “Our enquiries are continuing. At this stage, we are investigating a potential link between all of these incidents.

“We would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 111 06/02/21.

“A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form.

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.”

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