Hunt for Cookstown robber who threatened staff and snatched cash from till

Cookstown police are hunting a masked man who threatened a shop worker before snatching money and making off.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 11:22 am
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 2:13 pm

Detectives are appealing for information about the incident at Chapel Street, which was reported at 9.45pm last night.

The robber 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.

Police are appealing for information.

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."

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