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Man armed with knife makes off with cash after robbing Newry shop

A man armed with a knife made off with cash from a Newry shop early on Saturday morning.

Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an armed robbery at the Costcutter on the Dublin Road.

Shortly before 7.30am, it was reported that a man entered a shop in the area armed with a knife. The man demanded staff open the till and took a sum of money during the incident.

Detective Sergeant Ritchie said: “No one was injured, as the man made off towards the Forkhill Road roundabout area.

“The man is described as wearing a blue fleece top with hi-vis shoulders, blue trousers and a semi-transparent scarf covering his face.

“Enquiries are continuing and anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, is asked to call officers on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 450 26/06/21, or 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/.”

Independent Newry City Councillor Gavin Malone, who visited the shop a short time afterwards, commented: “I visited the guys in Costcutter this morning who very sadly were robbed.

“A man entered the shop around 6am armed with a knife and stole a very small amount of money. This is the third time this shop has been robbed by people who have nothing to offer our society.

“The guys in Costcutter play a wonderful role in our community and over the years have helped local charities time after time. We stand with them today and every day against those who terrorise our community.”

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