Robbery at Longwood Road store

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Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at commercial premises on Longwood Road, near Abbeycentre.

It is understood that the robbery took place at the Poundstretcher store.

At approximately 8.30pm on Monday, December 8 a man wearing a navy silk type tracksuit and a navy beanie hat entered the premises and demanded that staff put money into a bag.

The man then made off with a sum of money.

No-one was injured during the incident, however staff were left very badly shaken.

Detective Inspector David Skelly said: “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact Detectives at Newtownabbey on the non-emergency number 101. Or, 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.”