Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an armed robbery at commercial premises at the Union Street area of Cookstown on Thursday 19th January.

Detective Inspector Ryan said: “Shortly before 7:25pm, it was reported that a masked man entered a shop in the area armed with a knife. The man demanded money from a female member of staff and made off on foot down an alleyway with a sum of money and a quantity of cigarettes following the incident. The female staff member was not injured but left badly shaken.

“The man is described as being 6ft3 in height, wearing a grey/black coloured hooded top, grey coloured gloves and black and white trainers.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1846 19/01/23. Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via . You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at .”