WATCH: Appeal for information after thieves break into Lurgan store

Staff reporter


Staff reporter


This is the moment that brazen burglars break into a store in Lurgan.

The incident took place at approximately 4:00am on November 13, 2021.

Police say they believe the incident is linked to another burglary at a barbershop in Newry.

During the Lurgan incident a dark estate car reversed into the rear car park of a store. Four male suspects then proceeded to get out of the car.

One suspect went to the gate to keep a look out whilst the other three forced the door of the store. They then ran back to the vehicle and drove off at approximately 4:27am.

Nothing was taken, however, pry bars and a sledge hammer were left at the scene.

The four males were described as wearing puffy coats, jogging bottoms, gloves and masks.

At approximately 5am on November 5, 2021, a dark coloured A4 Audi estate car pulls up outside the barber shop on Monaghan Street, Newry.

Two suspects were seen alighting from the vehicle. One of the suspects proceeded to break the window of the shop with a breeze block. The other suspect then entered the store and took a till and cash box containing £160 in cash. They then made off in the same dark coloured Audi in the direction of Daisy Hill Hospital.

One of the suspects is described as being male with a heavy set build, approximately 6ft tall and wearing a puffa jacket, Under Armour jogging bottoms and dark shoes.
The second suspect was said to be male with a thin build, approximately 6ft tall, and wearing puffa jacket, jeans, dark shoes with white laces.

The appeal for information featured in the BBC Northern Ireland Crime NI programme, which aired on Tuesday evening and is being repeated on Wednesday, March 16 on BBC Two Northern Ireland. It can also be seen on the iPlayer for a week after it’s broadcast.

The Police are continuing to encourage the public to watch the programme and are emphasising the importance of coming forward with information they may have on any appeals featured.
The programme appeals to viewers to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. Any details provided will be recorded 100% anonymously before being shared with the investigating officers on each case. The number to call is 0800 555 111.

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