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Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after the robbery at Ripley Terrace in Portadown on Tuesday night. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after the robbery at Ripley Terrace in Portadown on Tuesday night. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

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Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after the robbery at Ripley Terrace in Portadown on Tuesday night. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

A pensioner was pushed to the floor by an intruder who forced him to hand over cash he’d just withdrawn from a bank machine.

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after the robbery at Ripley Terrace in Portadown on Tuesday night.

The PSNI said: “A report was received at approximately 8pm that an unknown male entered the home of a man in his 70s and pushed him to the floor before forcing him to hand over a sum of money.

“The occupant had lifted cash from an ATM shortly before the incident. He was instructed by the man to remain in the kitchen for five minutes.

“Thankfully the occupant was not injured, but he was left very shaken and upset by what was undoubtedly a traumatic ordeal.”

The attacker is approximately 40, had a south Armagh accent and was dressed in dark clothing. He had dark hair and a dark coloured, greying beard.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed any suspicious activity, is asked to call 101 and quote reference number 2029 of 01/06/21.

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