15/03/2019

Men Armed With Hammer Rob Carryduff Business

Police are appealing for information after a Carryduff business was targeted in an armed robbery.

Two masked men armed with what was described as a hammer entered a business premises at the Carryduff Shopping Centre on Church Road last night, Thursday 14 March.

A member of staff was threatened and pushed into the back of the property while the males took a sum of cigarettes and cash before fleeing the scene carrying a recycling box.

The employee, who was on duty alone, was uninjured.
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Both males have been described as around 5'4", with one wearing a grey tracksuit, scarf, hat and mask with face holes.

Detective Constable McMahon said: "Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw two males carrying a recycling box or who saw anything suspicious in the area at around 9.10pm last night to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1334 14/3/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."



(JG/CM)

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