Armed robbery in Carrickfergus

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Detectives in Larne are appealing for information about an armed robbery at a shop in Carrickfergus on Friday evening (August 7).

At about 5.30pm, a male described as being around six feet tall, slim to medium build, wearing a black balaclava, black bomber jacket, light blue jeans and dark blue canvas trainers with a white sole entered the store. He was carrying a red bag and produced a silver semi-automatic type handgun before demanding money and cigarettes.

The male then made off from the shop with a small amount of cash and some cigarettes on foot and at speed along Prince William Way.

He turned down the side of Carrickfergus Leisure Centre, before crossing the bridge and passing the football pitches and passing through the tunnel heading in the direction of McKeens Green.

Anyone with information is asked to Contact Detective Constable James, the investigating officer, on the police non-emergency number 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers charity confidentially on 0800 555 111.