Two men armed with a hammer broke through a Newry shop wall before making off with a till containing a sum of cash.
Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at the shop in the William Street area of the city in the early hours of Monday morning.
Inspector Darren Hardy said: “It was reported that two males gained entry to the premises at around 3am on Monday morning after using a hammer to break through a rear wall.
“It is believed that just before 3am, two males were seen attempting to gain entry to the property using a hammer.
“The pair made off with the till which contained a sum of money.
“Enquiries are continuing, and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area during this period of time to contact us on 101, quoting reference 240 of 15/03/21.”
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.
You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/