POLICE say shop staff were able to “push” a knife-carrying would-be robber out of premises in Ballymena.
Two men aged 38 and 33 years old have been arrested following a report of an attempted robbery at commercial premises in the Cushendall Road area of Ballymena on Wednesday 16th September.
The incident happened at the Vivo/Wineflair.
PSNI Detective Sergeant Lorimer said: “Shortly after 6:50pm, it was reported that a man armed with a knife entered an off-licence in the area.
“The man made his way behind the counter and made demands for staff to open the till, but was pushed out of the premises by members of staff.
“There were no reports of any injuries to the members of staff and nothing was believed to have been taken during the incident.
“A short time afterwards two males, believed to have been involved in the incident, were arrested by officers on suspicion of attempted robbery. They remain in police custody at this time.
“Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1772 16/09/20.
“A report can be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org”