Attempted robbery in Randalstown

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at commercial premises on Main Street, Randalstown yesterday evening.

Detective Sergeant Colin Gray said: “It was reported that at approximately 9.35pm that a man entered the shop and approached the checkout.

“The man was wearing a hooded top with the hood up over his head and face.

“He was also holding what was believed to be a firearm.

“He was only in the store for a couple of seconds before making off in the direction of Neilsbrook Estate. He left the store empty handed.”

He is described as being approximately 5’10” - 6’1” tall and of slim build.

DS Gray added: “I would ask anyone who may have noticed this man acting suspiciously or who has any information to contact Police at Antrim on the non-emergency number 101.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”