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Large haul of cigarettes stolen during raids at shops in Counties Armagh & Down

Crossmaglen shop among three targeted

Police have issued an appeal for help finding the culprits who stole cigarettes during raids at three shops earlier this month.

A shop in south Armagh was one of those targeted overnight on Friday, November 3.

The burglars concentrated their efforts on Counties Armagh and Down.

Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said the shops targeted were at Main Street in Hilltown, Commons Road, Ballykinlar and Concession Road in Crossmaglen.

The business in Hilltown was targeted again just this weekend, on Friday, November 17.

“On all occasions a large number of cigarettes were taken,” explained DS McGrory.

“We are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have information regarding these crimes. Detectives can be contacted at Ardmore police station by calling 101.”

Information about crime can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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