A man armed with a meat cleaver attempted to rob an off-licence in Moira on Monday night.
The attempted robbery took place at a commercial premises in the village shortly after 10.45pm, where the suspect entered a store and headed for the off-license section.
He then threatened a male member of staff, striking a perplex screen during the incident.
Detective Sergeant Bell said: “The member of staff was not injured, as the male made off empty handed towards the Main Street area.
“He was described as being of slim build, 5”7 in height, aged in his mid-20s, with dark hair and of an unshaven complexion. The male was described as wearing a black coloured hooded top and a black jacket over it, black trainers and a dark coloured face mask.
“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information regarding the incident, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 600 13/07/21.
“You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”