Hotel robbed by gang armed with shotgun

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Police in Tyrone are hunting a gang who robbed a hotel, armed with a shotgun.

The hotel on the Beltany Road between Omagh and Newtownstewart was targeted in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“It was reported that at approximately 5 am, three men, armed with what is believed to be a shotgun, entered the premises and ordered a member of staff to hand over a sum of cash,” said a police spokesperson.

“Anyone who was travelling along the Beltany Road between Omagh and Newtownstewart between 4.30 am and 5.30 am and saw anyone acting suspiciously or witnessed any vehicles making off at speed around this time is asked to contact CID in Omagh on 0845 600 8000.”