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Man armed with knife threatens staff in small hours of the morning

Police are appealing following a number of incidents this week

A man armed with a knife threatened staff at a Lurgan business in the small hours of Thursday morning.

Some time between midnight and 1am the man walked into the Union Street premises with a knife.

The man was described as wearing a black coat, a blue scarf over his face, and possibly a white wooly hat.

He then made off in the direction of Trasna Way.

Police are appealing for any witnesses in the area at the time to report any information on 101 using the reference of 22 of 18/01/18.

This is one of a series of incidents in the area over the last number of days.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “At around 2am on Thursday 18th January our very own ‘A Team’ attended a burglary in the Upper Enniskeen Estate, Craigavon.

“Unfortunately for our victim their flat window had been smashed and further damage was caused to belongings inside their home.

“Following a speedy response by our officers, two suspects were arrested, a premises search carried out and the stolen property was recovered and returned to its rightful owner.

“Were you in the area at the time? Did you happen to see a red Honda car leaving the estate shortly after 2am?”

The incident number is 22 of 18/01/18.

They added: “Were you in the area of Bells Row Court, Lurgan between 2.15-11.30pm on 15th January?

“During this time a wallet containing a some of cash was stolen from someones home. Did you see anything or anyone you think may have been suspicious?

“We look forward to receiving any information you have to assist us with the above incidents.”

The reference number for that is 1291 of 15/01/18.

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