Gang of armed men rob Portadown takeaway

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A takeaway in Portadown has been robbed by a gang of masked men carrying weapons.

Two men armed with a suspected gun and a crowbar entered the premises on the Lurgan Road early this morning.

They made off with a sum of money, along with a third accomplice who was waiting for them at the back door.

No staff were injured in the incident but they have been left badly shaken.


Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: 

"We received a report shortly after midnight that two masked men entered the rear of the premises on Lurgan Road, both of whom were reported to have been carrying weapons, including a suspected firearm and a crowbar. A third male remained at the rear door of the property."

"The two suspects searched the counter area before fleeing with the third male, and with a sum of money. "

"There were staff members present during the incident and, thankfully, no one was physically injured, however, staff have been left understandably shaken."

"Our enquiries are continuing this morning, and I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw what happened, or who saw the suspects who are described as having worn dark-coloured clothing to contact us."

"If you were in the Lurgan Road area of Portadown just prior to or after midnight and, if you saw any suspicious activity in the area, please get in touch. "

“We are unsure at this early stage if a getaway vehicle was used, or if suspects made off on foot. Therefore, we want to hear from you if you saw any vehicle driving erratically, or at speed, in the Portadown area around midnight. "

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