Dromahair shop victim of robbery - suspect brandished knife and hammer

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Gardai in Manorhamilton are investigating a robbery in Dromahair that occurred at a shop on the village’s main street after 8pm yesterday (Thursday) evening.

Gardai said one male, described as being very tall and wearing dark clothing and a balaclava, entered the shop carrying a large knife and a hammer.

The suspect made his way behind the counter without speaking to staff members and proceeded to take cash from the tills.

A customer in the shop closed the doors in an attempt to keep the suspect in the store but he exited the premises by breaking the door with a hammer and made his escape in a waiting vehicle.

Gardai confirmed the vehicle bore false Northern Ireland registration plates and the vehicle had previously been stolen in Belfast.

It was confirmed nobody was injured during the robbery but staff members were said to be “terrified” after the ordeal.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station, (071) 9820620.


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