09/10/2014

Armed Men Rob Downpatrick Shop

Detectives in Downpatrick, County Down have appealed for information following a report of an armed robbery at licensed premises on the Belfast Road, Ballynahinch, County Down, on Wednesday 8 October.

At around 21:45, it is believed that one man entered a shop in the area armed with a suspected firearm. Another man is believed to have waited outside the shop armed with a hammer.

The man armed with the suspected firearm is reported to have threatened a member of staff during the incident. The staff member was not injured, but left badly shaken.

The men then made off on foot towards the Moss Road area with a sum of money and a quantity of cigarettes. Enquiries are continuing.

"Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or has information in relation to it to contact them on the non-emergency number 101 or the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111."

(IT/JP)

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