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Child (12) questioned after knife and hammer robbery at Craigavon takeaway

The Legahory Centre in Craigavon / Credit: Google Maps
The Legahory Centre in Craigavon / Credit: Google Maps

A 12-year-old boy has been questioned by police after a knife and hammer robbery at a takeaway in Craigavon.

Police received a report shortly before 11pm on Friday night that two young males armed with a hammer and knife entered a takeaway in the Legahory centre, threatening staff inside and demanding money.

Despite the threats, the pair made off emptyhanded.

Two young males matching the description of the would-be robbers were arrested a short time after in the Hillcrest Mews area.

A 14-year-old male has been charged in connection with the incident.

He will appear before court in Lisburn on Monday August 20.

The 12-year-old arrested in connection with the incident remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Colin Patterson said: "Sadly while responding to this crime police officers came under attack from an unknown person who threw a petrol bomb at them. It is inexcusable that two local police officers attempting to detect criminals and investigate a crime committed against a local business should be targeted in this way.”

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