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Armed men steal cars from Armagh house... then crash at police checkpoint

Three masked men armed with knives and firearms forced their way in to a house and stole two cars before later crashing in Armagh.

It happened at around 10.35am on Monday December 22 at a house on Cathedral Road.

Three people a 53-year-old man, 22-year-old woman and 26-year-old man, who were in the house at the time were left very shaken by the ordeal.

Details of the stolen vehicles were circulated to crews, and police conducting vehicle checkpoints saw the stolen blue Toyota Avensis approach.

The Avensis attempted to turn and crashed.

One man fled from the car and police in Armagh arrested a 25-year-old man.

Inspector Kieran Quinn said: “The men were armed with knives and firearms and made off with prescription tablets and two cars – a blue Toyota Avensis and green Citroen C2.

He added: “We circulated details of the stolen vehicles to all crews and police conducting a vcp on the Armagh to Newry Road observed a Toyota Avensis approach their checkpoint.

"The Avensis attempted to turn to avoid the vcp and crashed. One male made off from the car and a 25 year old man was arrested. He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this incident. We can be contacted in Armagh on the 101 number.”

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