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Man sought after armed robbery of Newry casino

The hustle and bustle of a busy Friday afternoon in Newry was disrupted by an audacious armed robbery which took place in a popular casino in the city centre.  Staff from the Vegas Casino in Cornmarket were left badly shaken after the incident which occurred shortly before 3pm on Friday last.

A man, brandishing a suspected firearm, entered the busy casino and demanded cash from terrified staff. After being handed a sum of cash from the till, the man made off from the premises.

The culprit is described as being aged in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’7” or 5’8” tall, of athletic build, with dark thin well groomed eyebrows.

Police said he was wearing a ‘very distinctive’ grey hooded top with the word ‘Duffer’ on the front, along with black trousers and navy and white trainers.  He was carrying a black coloured foldaway carrier bag.

Detectives from PSNI Reactive and Organised Crime have appealed to the community to focus on the branded ‘Duffer’ emblazoned on the hooded top worn by the thief, and any person who fits the description and owns or has access to such a distinctive top.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that can assist the investigation is urged to contact detectives in Newry on 101.