Northern Ireland

Staff threatened during robbery at post office in Keady

Staff have been threatened during an armed robbery at a post office in Keady, County Armagh.

A man entered the premises on Kinelowen Street shortly after 11:00 BST on Tuesday.

He forced his way past the employees and took a sum of money from the tills, before leaving in the direction of St Patricks car park.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw a black coloured saloon-type car to contact them.

Sinn Féin MLA for Newry Armagh Cathal Boylan spoke to the post office's owner and staff.

"They have reported that one man came into the post office, he pushed a female member of staff before making off with a sum of money," he said.

"This man then ran out of the post office to Chapel Street where he got into a parked car and made off.

"This has been a traumatic experience for both of the female staff who were on the premises at the time, particularly the lady who was assaulted.

"Understandably they are very distressed and shaken by their ordeal."

Mr Boylan said he understood there was CCTV on the premises.

"Hopefully this will lead to police successfully locating this criminal," he added.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a robbery at a travel agents in west Belfast on Tuesday.

A member of staff, entering the premises in the Kennedy Centre on the Falls Road at 08:15 BST, was attacked from behind by two people and taken into the shop.

He suffered an injury to his eye.

The thieves left with a sum of cash in the staff member's car.