Armed robbery ‘attack on whole community’

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Drumsurn councillor has stated that an armed robbery in the village last week was "an attack on the whole community." On Friday November 25, two men, one armed with a knife and both wearing balaclavas, entered the shop at around 11.15am and demanded money from a female member of staff.
A sum of money was handed over and the two men then left the premises. They got into a blue Peugeot car displaying no number plates and left the area.
Both men were said to be aged in their early 20s and wore dark clothing. The member of staff was not injured in the incident.
Drumsurn resident, Councillor Brenda Chivers said: "The community is very shocked that this has happened once again in our village; I was robbed a couple of years ago and I know the effect this can have on someone.
“I have spoken to the victim in question and she is still very shaken by the incident.
“We all get up and go to work in the morning but we never imagine something like this could happen.
“The thoughts of all the residents in Drumsurn are with the victim at this time - This was not just an attack on one person but the whole community.
“I would urge anyone with any information, regardless of how small or insignificant they make think it is, to please report it to the police.
“These people need to be stopped and taken off the streets as they have no consideration for people going about their daily business."


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