Motorbike gunman robs petrol station


A pair of robbers on a motorbike – one of them armed with a gun – have stolen money from a petrol station.

The robbery happened in Dollingstown, close to the Co Down/Co Armagh border to the east of Lurgan.

The petrol station on the Belfast Road area was targeted at about 4.45pm on Tuesday, police revealed on Wednesday morning.

In a statement, Detective Constable Kelly Foley said that “two males entered the forecourt of the premises on a black motorbike, wearing black motorbike clothing and helmets.

“One of the males entered the shop with a handgun and a sum of money was taken.

“The males then made off in the direction of Cottage Road.”

Anyone with information which may assist detectives is asked to call Reactive and Organised Crime branch at Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 978 of 27/07/2016, or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.