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31/01/2007

Armed robbery in County Tyrone

Detectives in County Tyrone have appealed for information following an armed robbery yesterday evening.

The incident happened at around 10pm, when two masked men, who were armed with a knife and a screwdriver, entered a premises in Castlefields, Dungannon and assaulted a member of staff with a spanner.

The robbers then gained access to a safe and made off with a quantity of cash.

The staff member was taken to hospital for treatment for is injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

The first assailant is described as being aged in his early 20s, between 5ft 10in and 6ft in height, well built, with fair hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a blue coloured hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.

The second man is described as being 5ft 10in and was wearing a dark coloured hooded top.

Police investigating the incident have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have noticed a white coloured Peugeot 307 in the area around the time of the robbery, to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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