Woman 'Hit By Machete' In Robbery

A woman has been struck by a machete during an armed robbery in Co Antrim.

The incident happened at a petrol station on the Largy Road, Randalstown, at around 9.40pm on Wednesday (26 November).

It has been reported that two men, said to be dressed in white disposable coveralls and armed with a machete and a suspected gun, entered the premises. The woman, who is in her teens, suffered a cut to her hand when the pair forced members of staff to hand over a sum of money.

She was taken to hospital for treatment.

The two men fled the scene on foot.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact police on 101.


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