A member of staff at a food outlet was threatened with a firearm and punched on the head during a robbery in Bangor this morning.
The robbery happened at around 8.55am on Saturday when two males forced their way into the rear of the premises.
A third remained at the rear door.
One of the males pointed a suspected firearm at a member of staff. He was then punched to the head and ordered to lie on the floor. The member of staff escaped before locking himself in a toilet.
The robbers attempted to set fire to the premises before making off with a sum of cash.
One of the men is described as being approximately 5’8” tall and of medium build. The second is described as being approximately 5’10” tall and of heavy build and the third is described as being of thin build.
All three are described as wearing long black coats with the hoods up and scarfs. The staff member suffered swelling to the side of his face.
Detective Constable David Cameron is appealing to anyone who witnessed this robbery or anyone who saw three men matching the descriptions in the Rathgael Road area this morning to contact detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime in Bangor on the non-emergency number 101.
Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.