28/11/2018

Belfast Shop-Worker Chases Off Armed Thieves

A Belfast shop worker chased off would-be thieves armed with a shovel in an attempted robbery, it has emerged.

The two men entered the shop on Balmoral Link, south Belfast, at around 7pm on Tuesday 27 November and demanded cash.

A member of staff chased the pair out of the shop before they made off in a silver car that was driven by a third man.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "One of the males is described as being aged in his 30's, approximately 5'9" tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a light grey Adidas hooded top, grey shorts with white socks and blue trainers with a white sole.
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"The second male is described as being of stocky build with a Southern Irish accent. He was wearing black trousers and what appears to be a black football top with initials 'RT' on it and brown lace up boots.

"The male driving the car was described as being aged in his 40s, of stocky build and fair hair. He was wearing a navy, white and yellow Superdry top, navy Adidas track bottoms with a white stripe, white trainers and socks. This male had a block colour, stocky build and fair hair."

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information that could assist the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 1101 27 November.

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is anonymous.



(JG/MH)

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