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Two youths aged 12 and 14 arrested following armed robbery at Co Armagh takeaway

Two youths have been arrested following an attempted armed robbery in Co Armagh.

Shortly before 11pm on Friday night police received a report that two young males armed with a knife and a hammer had entered a takeaway in the Legahory centre in Craigavon.

They threatened the staff inside, demanding money but fled empty handed.

Two males matching the description given of the would-be robbers were arrested a short time later in the Hillcrest Mews area.

The pair aged 12 and 14 are being questioned on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted armed robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and assault on police.

Detective Inspector Colin Patterson said: “Sadly while responding to this crime police officers came under attack from an unknown person who threw a petrol bomb at them.

“It is inexcusable that two local police officers attempting to detect criminals and investigate a crime committed against a local business should be targeted in this way.”

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