Northern Ireland

Men with sledgehammers rob Cookstown filling station

police car

Two men armed with sledgehammers have robbed a filling station in Cookstown.

At about 2100 GMT on Monday, the pair, who wore balaclavas and hooded tops, went into the shop on the Churchtown Road and demanded money from the till.

Two members of staff who were present were not injured. The robbers fled with cash.

They are thought to have driven to the scene in a silver Renault Clio from the Draperstown direction and left in the same direction.

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information about it to contact them.