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Two charged to court following attempted robbery

Two men have been charged following a robbery and an attempted robbery at two newsagents in Ballymena yesterday, Saturday 22 April.

The men aged 23 and 25 have been charged with a number of offences including robbery, attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Both are expected to appear at Coleraine Magistrates Court tomorrow, Monday 24 April.

As is usual procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The charges relate to the attempted robbery of a shop on the Cullybackey Road and the robbery of a shop in the Linenhall Street areas of Ballymena.