Police are hunting an armed man who robbed business premises in Newry at teatime this evening, Wednesday.
The man, armed with a suspected firearm, entered business premises on the Old Dublin Road shortly after 5.30pm.
The robber, who had his face covered with a hat and scarf, threatened staff and made off with a sum of cash, fleeding the scene in a black Ford Mondeo which was driven in the direction of the border.
Detective Inspector Denise Graham appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or with information to get in touch with detectives at Ardmore on the non-emergency number, 101. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Newry & Armagh MLA Mickey Brady condemned the incident.
He said: “The staff were threatened and cash stolen in this armed robbery. Hopefully they will be able to recover from this traumatic experience.
“I would appeal to anyone with information on this disgraceful act to bring it forward so that those responsible can be brought to justice.”