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22/09/2021

Masked men threaten female worker in local Post Office with hatchet before making off with cash from till

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery of a Post Office on the Moneyneany Road, Draperstown yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, May 1. It was reported that at around 3.45pm two masked men, one armed with a hatchet enter the premises and threaten the female shop keeper who locked herself in the secure post office.  The men made off with a small quantity of cash from shop till in the direction of Draperstown in a white VW Transporter van VRM FGZ8165.  The van was later found burnt out on Crocknamohil Road, Desertmartin. Detectives are appealing  to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives in Cookstown.  Detectives are particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw the van, has any dash cam footage of this vehicle, or can identify either of the two males.  Witnesses asked to call 101, quoting reference number 872 01/05/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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