Detectives are investigating the report of a robbery in Cookstown last night (Thursday, 4th March).
Police received a report shortly before 9:45pm that a masked man had entered commercial premises at around 9.35pm and threatened staff, demanding money.
The suspect made his way around the counter and forced the till drawer open, snatching a sum of money and then fleeing.
The suspect is described as having spoken with a local accent, of thin build and wore a white face mask, a dark-coloured hooded top with grey sleeves from the elbow down, dark-coloured bottoms and dark trainers.
Detective Inspector Kelly said: “While there were no injuries reported, this was a distressing ordeal for the staff member who was in their place of work simply doing their job. Understandably, this was a frightening experience.
“Our investigation continues, and we would ask anyone with information about this incident to call our detectives on 101, and quote reference number 1921 of 04/03/21.”
A report can also be submitted via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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