Belfast Telegraph

Worker hurt in Strabane chemist robbery

A pharmacy worker has been treated in hospital after he was sprayed in the face with pepper spray during an armed robbery.

Police in Strabane are investigating after the chemist shop in the Beechmount Avenue area of the town on Saturday.

The PSNI said the incident happened at around 5.35pm when it was reported that a masked man entered the pharmacy armed with pepper spray.

"It is believed that a member of staff was sprayed in the face during the incident," a police spokesman said. "It is not known at this stage if anything was taken during the incident and the member of staff assaulted during the incident was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment to his injuries."

Police have appealed to anyone with information to contact Strabane Police Station on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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