Belfast Telegraph

Pair charged over attempted robbery

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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