DETECTIVES are on the trail of a masked and armed man who threatened staff during the robbery of a Co Down petrol station.
Police say the robber, who was armed with both a gun and a knife, entered the Hillsborough Road business in Carryduff just before 10pm on Wednesday.
He threatened employees before making off with cash from the till and a quantity of cigarettes. The staff members were badly shaken but unhurt during the robbery.
It is believed the armed robber may have driven off in a three-door silver Ford Focus towards Carryduff.
Police have appealed for anyone who may have seen the car to contact them on 0845 600 8000.