Man armed with hammer robs shop

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Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a shop in the Diamond area of Rathcoole last week have issued an appeal for information.

Shortly after 10pm on Friday, June 28 a male armed with a hammer entered the store and threatened staff.

He made off with a quantity of cash and cigarettes, fleeing on foot in the direction of Carnreagh Bend.

Three female staff members who were in the store at the time were left shaken but were not injured.

Detectives can be contacted on 0845 600 8000.