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Couple tied up by armed men who stole money and a white Mercedes

Police say that the men ransacked the couple’s house.

File photo of a Mercedes CLA 45
File photo of a Mercedes CLA 45
Image: Shutterstock/ommaphat chotirat

A COUPLE IN their 30s were tied up by armed robbers at a house in Co Down last night.

The robbers made off with cash and a white Mercedes.

Police said that detectives are appealing for witnesses following the armed robbery, which occurred at a house in the Chinauley Park area of Banbridge last night.

The PSNI said that at around 8.30pm a couple, aged in their 30s, were at home when they answered a knock to their door.

They were confronted by three men, two of whom were armed with suspected firearms.

The males tied the couple up and demanded money from them. They ransacked the house before making off with a sum of cash and the family car, a white Mercedes CLA 45.

Police said that the couple were not physically injured but were “left shocked by their ordeal”.

One male is described as:

  • Aged in his mid-30’s or early 40’s
  • Of medium build and height
  • With dark brown stubble.

The second male is described as:

  • Approximately 6’ tall
  • Well built.

The third male is described as:

  • Approximately 5’5” tall
  • Of slim build.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information about the location of the white Mercedes car to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101, quoting reference number 1312.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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