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Staff threatened at knifepoint in Co Antrim armed robbery

Police are appealing for information. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Police are appealing for information. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Staff at a petrol station were threatened at knifepoint during an armed robbery in Co Antrim.

The armed robbery happened at around 10.30pm on Sunday when two men entered a petrol station on Upper Road in Greenisland and forced staff to open the till.

The pair jumped over the counter and stole cash and cigarettes before making off in a blue Rover 25, which was later found burnt out on Townsend Street.

One of the suspects is described as being around 5'10" and of medium build. He was wearing a balaclava, a black coat with a grey hood, black trainers and dark trousers with high-vis stripes on each leg.

The other suspect is described as being around 5'10" and of medium build. He was wearing a black Adidas top with grey stripes and white trainers.

Anyone with any information regarding the armed robbery has been urged to contact police on 101, quoting reference 1272 28/04/19.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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