Strabane man charged with two counts of armed robbery

Strabane-court-house1-460x293A 25-year-old man has appeared in court in Strabane charged in relation to two armed robberies in the town in the past month.

Another 25-year-old man was charged for handling stolen goods.

25-year-old Ciaran McConnell of Lisnafin Park, Strabane appeared at Strabane Magistrates Court this morning.

He's charged on two counts on armed robbery.

The charges are in relation to an armed robbery at the Supervalu store in the town centre yesterday morning.

Just before 8am a man entered the store armed with a knife.

He got away after threatening a number of members of staff.

He is also charged in connection to a robbery at a car wash on lower Main Street at the beginning of the month.

McConnell has been remanded in custody until a later date. He'll appear again at Strabane Magistrates Court in four weeks time.

Another man, 25-year-old Anthony Tighe was charged with handling stolen goods, he was released on bail.