Northern Ireland

Armagh: Men attempt to rob bank with knife and hammer

Upper English Street in Armagh City Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption A gang of three robbers made off empty-handed after attempting to rob a bank in Armagh

A gang of robbers fled empty-handed after attempting to rob a bank in Armagh.

The incident happened on Friday at about 16:45 GMT, when two men entered the premises on Upper English Street near the centre of the city.

The pair were armed with a knife and a hammer, and attempted the robbery while a third man held the door open.

A bid to take cash through the glass screen at the counter in the bank proved unsuccessful.

It is believed the pair made off in a dark coloured car, which was possibly an Astra.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the PSNI.