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Robber armed with knife flees with cash after threatening staff at family-owned Centra store

It happened shortly after 8pm on Saturday

Police are hunting a man armed with a knife who robbed a shop near Portadown.

The incident happened at around 9.25pm last night (Saturday).

The robber entered the family-owned Centra store at Dobbin Road.

After threatening staff with a knife, he demanded they opened the till and made off with around £200.

Police said the culprit was wearing a dark SuperDry hoody and grey tracksuit bottoms with white stripes on the sides.

He left the store on foot and it is believed he got into a blue Passat Estate vehicle that was being driven by another male.

None of the staff were injured, however they have been left badly shaken by their ordeal.

Police are appealing for information or witnesses from anyone who may have observed the incident and urge them to get in touch on 101 asking for Lurgan CID and quote serial number 1902 of 28/09/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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