12/06/2015

Police Appeal Following Armed Robbery In East Belfast

A man armed with a knife robbed a convenience store in east Belfast on Friday morning.

The incident occurred on the Woodstock Road at around 7am.

The man threatened two members of staff and made off with a quantity of cigarettes in a red recycling box. He headed on foot in the direction of Willowfield Walk.

The man wore a mask and a red hooded top.
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The two female staff members were not injured, however they were left shaken.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

(CD)

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