"Police investigating attempted aggravated robbery"
Police are investigating an attempted aggravated robbery of a superette on Palmerston Street in Westport last night.
Around 9.50pm a man entered the store with a scarf and sunglasses covering his face.
He pulled the pistol grip of a hand gun from the waistband of his trousers and demanded the shopkeeper hand over two
packets of cigarettes.
The shopkeeper told the man to leave and attempted to call Police.
The offender then left empty handed, heading south on Palmerston Street.
Anyone with information can call Westport Police on 03-789 7339, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.