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Staff left badly shaken after man armed with 10-inch knife robs Newry supermarket

A supermarket staff member has been left badly shaken following a terrifying knife-point robbery in Newry this morning (Tuesday).

It was reported that a man armed with a 10-inch knife entered the premises on Hill Street at around 8.20am, and used the weapon to threaten a female member of staff, before taking a sum of money from the till.

Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: “The man then made off on foot in the direction of the Town Hall, in the Bank Parade area of the city.

“This was a terrifying experience for the member of staff, who was thankfully not injured, and I am appealing for anyone with information, or who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area at the time, to get in touch on 101, quoting reference number 294 of 25/05/21.

“Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous.”

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty commented: “I’ve spoken to the Police Superintendant about the daylight robbery that took place on Hill Street this morning. A robber with a ten inch blade held the store up and emptied the till.

“Nobody was hurt thankfully but the shop assistant is badly shook up as you can imagine. I hope Police will be able to make an arrest soon. My thoughts are with the shop assistant and the business owner.”

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