Northern Ireland

Two charged over Banbridge petrol robbery

Two men have been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a petrol station near Banbridge.

It happened on Friday at about 15:20 GMT when a man threatened a woman working in the shop on the Aughnacloy Road with an iron bar.

He tried to take the till, but fled empty handed.

A vehicle was stopped later by police and a man arrested. Another was arrested near the scene.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted robbery, obstructing police, possession of a Class C drug and going equipped for theft.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with attempted robbery and going equipped for theft.

They are to appear at Banbridge Magistrates Court next month.