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Armed thieves rob bingo players

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The thieves stole money and handbags from the Cascade bingo hall in Lurgan.

Three men, armed with hammers and knives, stole cash and handbags from a bingo hall in Northern Ireland.

The thieves entered the Cascade bingo hall on Old Portadown Road in Lurgan on Thursday evening around 2025 BST.

One "heavily built" man wore dark gloves, another wore a balaclava and the third wore dark clothes.

The armed thieves escaped with a sum of money from the bingo hall and four handbags which belonged to frightened staff and customers.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who saw a dark saloon car leaving Riverglade or Gilpinstown Road, around 2030 BST on Thursday evening.

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