An attempted armed robbery of a shop in Bracken Park took place shortly after 9pm last night, Sunday.
Three men armed with an iron bar and a handgun attempted to take money from staff, but fled empty-handed towards Fergleen Park.
The 2 female shop assistants were badly shaken, but were not injured in the incident.
All three men wore hoods covering their faces.
One was wearing a black and red-coloured Liverpool FC jacket with Adidas and Carlsberg logos on the back.
The second man was wearing a light grey top with blue collar markings and light grey tracksuit bottoms.
The third man was wearing a grey and green-coloured jacket.