Police hunt for armed robbers

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DETECTIVES investigating an armed robbery at the Spar store in the Diamond area of Rathcoole on Saturday morning (April 2) have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

At around 6.30am as members of staff were opening the shop they were approached by three masked and hooded men who threatened them with a hammer and demanded cigarettes. The robbers made off around the back of the premises with a black bag filled with stolen cigarettes.

Police believe the robbers may have made their way through the Barna Square, Coolderry Gardens and Carmeen Drive areas of the estate.

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed that one man was later arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Investigating officers have appealed for anyone with information about the robbery to contact Newtownabbey CID on 0845 600 8000.

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