Armed gang tie up worker during raid
A GANG armed with a handgun ordered a shop worker to fill bags with cigarettes before making off with cash in the early hours of yesterday.
The Applegreen employee was then tied up before the thugs fled the petrol station on the Crankhill Road outside Ballymena, Co Antrim.
Police are appealing for witnesses, particularly a woman who they believe “unwittingly” walked in during the robbery, which took place between 2.15am and 2.30am.
Detective Sergeant Peter Crothers said: “While we do not believe she was connected in any way to the robbery, she may have information that could help with our investigation into what took place.”