28/10/2015

Armed Man Robs Shop In Co Down

A man armed with a knife has robbed a shop in County Down.

The incident happened in the Central Promenade area of Newcastle at around 8.25pm on Tuesday.

The man made off with a sum of money and a staff member's mobile phone. He also got one of the staff members to carry a safe outside, however the staff member dropped the safe in the street and the man made off on foot.
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Detective Inspector Graham said: "I would appeal to anyone who saw this man or who knows anything about this incident to contact Downpatrick Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

(CD/LM)

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