Shortly after 4am thieves forced entry to the premises on Lurgan Road and stole “a substantial amount of cash”.
“The perpetrators also tried to remove an ATM from the shop but were not successful. Later on, just before 5am there was another unsuccessful attempt to remove an ATM from a shop in the Tully Road area of Crumlin,” Detective Inspector Wallace said.
“I would appeal for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious persons or vehicles in the Aghalee or surrounding areas to contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 245 20/04/18.”
Information can also be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.