Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Pair charged over attempted robbery

Two men have been arrested and charged following an attempted armed robbery in Banbridge

Two men have been arrested and charged following an attempted armed robbery in Banbridge.

The incident occurred at a petrol station on the Aughnacloy Road at around 3.20pm on Friday.

Two men threatened a female member of staff with an iron bar and tried to make off with a till but left empty handed.

Police then found a vehicle stopped in the area and arrested one man.

The other male was found nearby.

Both men - aged 28 and 25 - were charged with attempted robbery and going equipped for theft.

The 28-year-old was also charged with obstructing police and possession of a Class C controlled drug.

The pair will appear before Banbridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

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