Knife robber makes off with cash and cigarettes from shop in Ballymena

A KNIFE robber has struck at a shop in Ballymena.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a shop on Sunday morning (November 1st).

A PSNI spokesperson said that just before 9am, it was reported that a man armed with a knife entered a shop on the Cushendall Road, waved the knife at staff and made off with a quantity of cigarettes and cash.

The man is described as being around six foot in height and wearing a dark navy hooded fur coat.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who may have witnessed anyone suspicious in the area is asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting reference numbers 668 of 01/11/20.

You can also submit information online using our non-emergency reporting form via Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.

In a statement to ‘Ballymena Daily’, Ballymena Alliance councillor Patricia O’Lynn said: “My thoughts are with the staff of the shop who had to experience this thuggish ordeal.

“This was a dangerous act, with the individual behind it showing no regard for others. I’ve no doubt this has left those in the shop shaken.

“I urge anyone with information on this incident to report it to police immediately.”


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