She added: “When I opened the front door in the shop I noticed immediately that the goods in the shop had been strewn all over the place. The area around where the till is was in a terrible state. They must have been looking for money or keys for the safe. The small money box was taken and when they left they took the safe.
Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact police at Downpatrick on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.