Armed Man Threatens Staff In West Belfast

A man, believed to have been armed with a hammer, threatened staff at a shop in west Belfast.

The incident happened at premises in the Springfield Road area at around 7.40pm on Saturday, 23 September.

The suspect was wearing a dark jacker and a dark hat.

He demanded money and made off with a sum of cash.
News Image
No-one was injured in the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.


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

22 January 2013
Heavy Snow Closes Over 80 Schools
Over 80 schools across Northern Ireland have been closed as the heavy snow continues to cause disruption on Tuesday morning. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, as the snow is continuing to affect many roads. Areas which have been majorly disrupted include Lisburn, Castlereagh and Carryduff.
07 May 2015
Police Use Of Tasers Was 'Lawful' And 'Necessary' - Report
Ten incidents in which police fired Tasers between July 2012 and June last year were "justified", a Police Ombudsman report has concluded. Dr Michael Maguire found that the use of Taser had on each occasion been lawful, proportionate and necessary given the risks faced by officers and the danger posed to members of the public.
20 February 2003
UDA bomb move 'not an act of decommissioning'
Police last night discovered 18 pipe bombs on playing fields at Somerdale Park in the Crumlin Road area of north Belfast. The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) claimed it left the devices in the playing fields "as part of the ongoing steps to stabilise and normalise loyalist west Belfast".
26 July 2002
Attwood warns of 'threat' from west Belfast UDA
SDLP Policing Board member Alex Attwood has warned that the west Belfast battalion of the UDA has extended its influence and control to other parts of Belfast. Mr Attwood was speaking following the recent violence in north Belfast were Catholic teenager Gerard Lawlor was murdered by the UFF – a militant wing of the UDA.
23 April 2003
Man's body found in west Belfast field
Police are appealing for information after a man's body was found in a field in west Belfast. The man, who is described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, was unshaven with dark hair and was wearing dark jeans. The body was found in Hawthorn Glen in the Hannahstown Road area on Tuesday night.