Dungannon shop worker threatened with knife in weekend robbery


Detectives in Dungannon are investigating an armed robbery at a shop in the town which took place on Friday past, 5 August.

According to the PSNI, at around 10.20pm, a man armed with a knife entered the Carland Road store.

The man threatened a lone female staff member before jumping over the counter and removing a sum of cash from the till.

The robber then made off on foot in the direction of Cookstown, it is understood.

In an appeal to the public for any information about the incident, PSNI Detective Inspector Harry Colgan said:

“The suspect is described as being around 5’ 7” tall and slim. He was wearing a red makeshift balaclava, a dark coloured beanie hat, a dark waterproof jacket, dark track bottoms and woollen gloves.

“Anyone with information about this crime or who can assist police enquiries in any way is asked to contact Reactive and Organised Crime detectives by calling 101, quoting reference 1404 05/08/16.”