Trevor Lunn MLA said: “This was a cowardly and vicious attack. I hope the officers injured in this incident make a swift recovery.
“It is deeply troubling to think that these individuals have attacked people who were protecting the community in responding to a robbery.
“The community is disgusted at these evil elements who deal in fear and violence. Those who engage in acts like this have no place in our society and they must be brought to justice. I call on anyone with information about those involved to contact police immediately.”