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Man threatens female staff member with knife in Newry shop robbery

A man threatened a female staff member with a knife before making off with cash from a shop in Newry this morning (Tuesday).

Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an armed robbery at commercial premises in the Patrick Street area of the city.

Detective Sergeant Johnston said: “At around 8am, it was reported that a man entered a shop in the area.

“He produced a knife and threatened a female member of staff. He made off with a sum of money on foot towards the Monaghan Street area following the incident.

“The man is described as being 5”4 in height and wearing a grey hooded top with a scarf covering his face.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 223 03/01/23.”

You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via . You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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