Carnlough robbery: Man has charges withdrawn

Ballymena Court
Ballymena Court.

A man who had been accused of involvement in a robbery in Carnlough has had all the charges he faced withdrawn.

The development regarding Jonathan Joseph White (30), whose address was given as Coates Row in Belfast, came at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday January 3.

He had originally been charged with having a sawn-off, double-barrelled, shotgun, or an imitation, with intent to cause fear of violence during a hold-up when cigarettes and cash were taken from a shop in Carnlough.

He had faced three charges – the first being the robbery of the Spar, Harbour Road, Carnlough, of £6,000 worth of cigarettes, tobacco and £1,600 in cash on July 6, 2017.

The second charge was possessing a firearm/imitation firearm with intent to cause another person to believe that unlawful violence would be used and the third charge was that he falsely imprisoned staff.

Another man – Stephen Johnston, with an address at Millfields in Kells, faces a number of charges in relation to the robbery.

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