A shop manager has urged anybody who may have information into a break-in at a shop in Kesh to come forward to help prevent future incidents.

Onagh Martin said the response that owner Michael Corry and the staff have received from the community has been overwhelming.

The Palm Bush Filling Station on the Pettigo Road just outside the village was targeted at around 3am on Saturday morning, August 10.

“The amount of people that have come in and expressed sympathy and well wishes and have been really, really heartfelt. Michael, from his point of view, he’s just overwhelmed by the support he has got. He is here now around 18 years and has made plenty of friends over they years and he’s really overwhelmed by the support and he really appreciates it all.

“At the end of the day it’s a local shop its part of the community. Obviously it’s a busier site at this time of the year with holidaymakers down people from Belfast and Bangor all those who would be down here holidaying and they are just saying it’s really, really disappointing and have given their full sympathies.”

Onagh has also encouraged anybody who may have been in the area or has any information to come forward so this type of thing can be prevented from happening again.

“If anybody had any information or happened to be in the area at that time. Because we are just desperate to catch the culprits or it will be somebody else next week. It’s the same thing as the ATMs there will be a spate of them and you just hate to see it happened to hard working local people just out to make a living.”

A PSNI spokesperson said a large quantity of pound coins and cigarettes were stolen in the robbery. It is believed they managed to raise the shutters and break in through the door before making their way to the office. CCTV equipment was also damaged in the incident.

“There was also extensive damage caused to the shop (pictured left), significant disruption caused to the shop owners and the local community,” said the PSNI spokesperson.

Pictures show the path of destruction they assailants left through the shop.

Police are eager to identify any vehicles acting suspiciously in and around the North Fermanagh area in the early hours of yesterday morning, in particular any sightings of a green coloured trailer.

If you think you can assist please make contact via 101 and quote reference 274 of 10/08/19.