Moneymore shopowner fights back with CCTV footage in bid to catch robber

A frustrated shop owner has released CCTV footage on social media capturing the moments a robber breaks into the back office of his premises and raids a large amount of cash.

The owner is asking the public’s help to identify the determined thief, who was dressed in a blue hoodie, and can be seen rooting through drawers and cupboards with a flashlight for over a minute.

The thief, who struck on Tuesday between 1.15am and 1.45am, made off with almost £900 as well as scratch cards, according to the shop manager.

A back door was damaged in the incident as well as an inner steel door.

“Moneymore has been plagued by this type of burglary in recent months, and it’s time someone came forward with information to put a stop to it”, she said.

Urging the public to share the video, the owner added: “We want to stop this happening to us, another business or even a home again.”

If anyone can help with police enquiries they are asked to call the 101 number. Alternatively information can be passed via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.