Northern Ireland

Masked armed man robs sweet shop

A masked man, armed with a hatchet, has robbed a sweet shop in Ballymena.

It happened shortly before 19:00 GMT on Friday. The man threatened staff in the shop in Linenhall Street and demanded money.

Staff said he was wearing a fleece type top with a silver zip and white logo and was wearing black and white shoes.

Police said they would like to speak to the passenger of a car which was in the area at the time and may have seen the suspect as he left the premises.