Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an attempted armed robbery at commercial premises which occurred in the Main Street area of Moira on Monday 12th July.

Detective Sergeant Bell said: “Shortly before 10:45pm, it was reported that a man armed with a suspected meat cleaver entered a shop in the area and approached the off-licence section. The man then threatened a male member of staff, striking a perplex screen during the incident. The member of staff was not injured, as the male made off empty handed towards the Main Street area. He was described as being of slim build, 5”7 in height, aged in his mid-20s, with dark hair and of an unshaven complexion. The male was described as wearing a black coloured hooded top and a black jacket over it, black trainers and a dark coloured face mask.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information regarding the incident, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 600 13/07/21. 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”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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