Police Appeal Over Armed Robbery Of East Belfast Newsagents

Police have appeal to anyone with any information on an armed robbery of a shop in east Belfast on Wednesday night to contact them

Police say they are investigating if a shot was fined during the robbery of a newsagent's shop on Bloomfield Avenue at about 20:45 on Wednesday.

It is understood that three men wearing balaclavas entered the shop and threatened staff with a suspected handgun.

The men fled towards Bately Street and onto Ravenscroft Avenue with money and cigarettes.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

14 January 2020
Fresh Appeal Over Glen Quinn Murder
Police investigating the "violent and unprovoked" murder of Carrickfergus man Glen Quinn have renewed their appeal for information. Officers released CCTV images of the 47 year-old in the days before his death in the hope of jogging someone's memory. Mr Quinn has been described as a vulnerable man who was "not in the best of health".
22 February 2007
Armed robbery at east Belfast newsagents
Police in east Belfast have appealed for information following an armed robbery at a newsagents yesterday evening. The incident happened at around 7.30pm, when two men, one of whom was armed with what is believed to have been a handgun, entered the shop on the Upper Newtownards road and threatened staff.
18 August 2015
Appeal Following Armed Robbery In Carrick
Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at an off-licence in Carrickfergus, County Antrim. The incident occurred in the Woodburn Road area on Sunday. A man wearing a balaclava, believed to have been armed with a handgun, entered the premises and demanded the shop assistant hand over money and cigarettes.
15 December 2014
Two Arrested Over Co Antrim Armed Robbery
Police investigating the armed robbery of a shop in Armoy, Co Antrim, on Saturday night have arrested two men. It is understood that two men armed with a gun and a knife threatened staff at a shop on Coolkeeran Road at about 19:00 on Saturday. The men made off with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. No-one was injured in the incident.
05 January 2015
Police Appeal Following Shop Raid
Police in Co Down have appealed for information following a robbery at a shop in Dundrum. The incident happened at a premises on Main Street shortly after 5am this morning (5 January). Three men are thought to have been involved in the robbery. Two are said to have entered the shop and stole a quantity of cigarettes, as well as cash from the tills.