Till robber in bid to hijack a car.Byline: JOHN MULGREW
A MAN armed with a knife who robbed a shop in Co Armagh tried to make his getaway by hijacking hijacking
Crime of seizing possession or control of a vehicle from another by force or threat of force. Although by the late 20th century hijacking most frequently involved the seizure of an airplane and its forcible diversion to destinations chosen by the air pirates, when a car.
At around 7am yesterday one man entered the premises on Thomas Street in Portadown, brandishing a knife. He demanded cash from the till.
The robber made off with a small sum of money in five pound notes.
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3. police the thief also made an attempt to hijack a car but was unsuccessful.
It is also believed that he had been in the area for some time before the robbery.
He is described as being around 6ft tall and of slim build, wearing a grey padded jacket, black hoodie hoodie hood n (top) → sweat m à capuche;
(youth) → jeune m à capuche and jeans. It's understood no one was injured during the incident.
Police in Portadown are asking for anyone with information about the incident to contact them or to ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.