Armed man steals money and cigarettes from Antrim shop

Members of staff said to have been left shaken after incident

Armed man steals money and cigarettes from Antrim shop

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The PSNI are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a shop in Antrim. 


Two men entered the premises in Newtownabbey and stole money and cigarettes before making their way in the direction of Ballyduff Road. One of the men was carrying a firearm.

The incident happened in the vicinity of Carnmoney Road and Ballyduff Road at around 9.50pm on Sunday, August 28th. 

Members of staff were left shaken after the incident, according to police. 

Detective Constable Ross Olphert said: "We are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or have information about the incident similar items for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact detectives at Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 1425 of 28/08/16.

"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."