Armed and masked men demand money

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Detectives in Newtownabbey are appealing for information following an armed robbery in the Ballyearl Drive area on Friday evening.

Just after 7.30pm, three armed and masked males entered a takeaway restaurant and demanded money. They made off on foot in the direction of the Ballycraigy area.

One of the males is believed to have been armed with a suspected firearm. He is described as being approximately 5’7” tall, of slim build and was wearing a black hooded jacket, navy tracksuit bottoms and gloves.

A second male was armed with a baseball bat. He is described at being about 5’ tall, of chubby build and was wearing a dark grey hooded top and jogging bottoms.

The third male was armed with a snooker cue and wore a navy hooded top and yellow gloves.

Appealing for information, Detective Inspector David Skelly said: “I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact us at CID in Newtownabbey police station on the non emergency number 101, especially a woman customer who was in the takeaway at the time with a young boy.

“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”