Belfast Telegraph

Scratchcards taken in Ballymena robberies

By Jonathan Bell

Armed robbers struck twice in a Northern Ireland town on the same night.

In the first incident, around 9.50pm on Wednesday, it was reported that a male carrying a suspected firearm entered a shop on Grove Road in Ballymena and threatened staff. The staff member ran into a storeroom and locked herself in.

The man attempted to open the till before making off with scratchcards.

Shortly after 11pm it was reported that a male carrying a suspected firearm entered a shop on Broughshane Street and threatened staff before making off with scratchcards.

A 33-year-old man was arrested in the Ballymena area during the early hours of yesterday morning on suspicion of robbery.

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