Shop front damaged after being rammed with car during attempted ATM theft

Kernan's Costcutter on the Lurgan Road, Craigavon - Alan Lewis pic

by Q Radio News

The front of a shop has been badly damaged after being rammed multiple times with a car, during the attempted theft of an in-store ATM in Craigavon. 

It happened in the Lurgan Road area at around 10.35pm last night. 

Police say a black Opel Antara car had reversed a number of times into the shutters of the shop causing an extensive amount of damage. 

A masked man emerged from the vehicle and entered the shop and made an attempt to steal the ATM but failed. 

He left the scene in the car which has been recovered in the Parkmore Gardens area of the town. 

The suspect is believed to have been wearing a dark hooded top with the hood pulled up, white shoes and tartan trousers with large checks - red and white - and either dark blue or black.  
Detective Sergeant McCarragher said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the Lurgan Road area last night just before or after 10:30pm and witnessed this incident to get in touch with us.

“I would also appeal to anyone who believes they saw the Opel Antara in the area or who has information about its movements after it was reported stolen earlier in the day from the Churchill Place area of Waringstown to call detectives in Lurgan on 101 and quote reference number 2240 of 31/07/20." 

(Kernan's Costcutter on the Lurgan Road, Craigavon - Pics Alan Lewis) 

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