Belfast Telegraph

Woman left shaken after masked man robs Newry shop with knife

The man made off with a sum of cash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of an armed robbery at a shop on the Killeavy Road in Newry on Tuesday March 13.

It was reported that at around 7.20pm, a masked male entered a shop in the area with a knife and demanded cash from the female member of staff.

The male made off with a sum of cash from the till. He is described as being around 5’ 8” tall, of thin build and was wearing dark coloured coat and hood with light coloured bottoms and light coloured shoes.

The female member of staff was not injured but left shaken by her ordeal.

Detective Sergeant Johnston said the robbery could be linked to a similar incident in the area recently.

“We are investigating a possible link between this robbery and a robbery at the same shop on Saturday, 03 March," he said.

"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone or who noticed suspicious activity in the area of Whitegate shops around the time of the robbery to contact detectives in Ardmore Police Station on 101 quoting reference 1282 13/03/18.

"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.”

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