MEMBERS of the public have been urged to assist police with their investigation into the robbery of a cash in transit van in Aughnacloy this afternoon, Friday.
Two men, armed with a machete, stole a cash box from the van outside a bank in Moore Street at around noon today.
One of the perpetrators is described as being 5’ 10” tall, of solid build, wearing a full face balaclava.
The culprits are understood to have made off towards Monaghan.
Late yesterday afternoon, police remained at the scene of the raid, which was sealed off.
Local DUP councillor, Roger Burton, appealed for witnesses to come forward and assist police with their enquiry into the robbery.
“These types of incidents are becoming all too common”, said Cllr Burton.
“The general public needs to be vigilant and try to help the police bring this to an end.”
Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw a dark coloured saloon car and a light coloured car in the area at the time.
Anyone who can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact them on 0845 600 8000.
Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously via the independent Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.