THIS is the terrifying moment masked men brandishing an axe and a crowbar broke into a shop in Maguiresbridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The men gained entry to Frazer’s One Stop Shop in the village where they knocked over some of the displays before leaving the ATM “in bits” and escaping without anything. 
Footage, seen by The Impartial Reporter, shows how the men, who were all wearing dark clothing, spent less than 10 minutes at the premises, owned by businessman Adrian Frazer.
It shows how the men arrived at the forecourt in a Subaru Outback at about 1.28am and quickly began to push the front door. Then they suddenly left the scene and four minutes later returned with one of the them taking an axe out of the vehicle and using it to gain entry.
While inside the shop they ransacked shelves of magazines and pastries before attempting to remove the ATM. But they were unable to access it and left empty handed at 1.38am.
Speaking at the scene yesterday (Wednesday) Mr. Frazer, who has owned the shop for eight years, said the incident had caused “disruption to the customer and the staff.”
“As a businessman you always have to worry and we will have to step up our security,” he said.
Manager Darren McManus, who was alerted to the break in as soon as it occurred, said he was “shocked.”
“It is not something that happens too often in a small community like ours, you never expect that type of thing to go on in this area.
“They didn’t take anything as far as we can see, they wrecked the front of the ATM, ransacked part of the shop and the ATM is in bits. They damaged the front of the door and damaged a few stands but that was about it.
“We will now leave it with the police to investigate,” he said.
Part of the shop was sealed off yesterday as detectives commenced their investigation. 
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the report of the attempted theft.
In a statement, Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: “We received a report at approximately 1.50am that three men had forced entry to a shop in the Main Street area, using an axe,” he said.
“Damage was caused to an internal ATM machine. However, it was reported the men left empty handed.”
Detective Stevenson said he is appealing to anyone who was in the area and saw any suspicious activity, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, to contact police at Enniskillen on number 101 quoting reference 112 of 20/061/18.