Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an armed robbery at commercial premises at the Patrick Street area of Newry on Tuesday 3rd January.

Detective Sergeant Johnston said: “At around 8am, it was reported that a man entered a shop in the area. He produced a knife and threatened a female member of staff. He made off with a sum of money on foot towards the Monaghan Street area following the incident.

“The man is described as being 5”4 in height and wearing a grey hooded top with a scarf covering his face.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 223 03/01/23. You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via . You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”