14/07/2004

Police appeal for information following armed robbery in south Belfast

Police in south Belfast are appealing for information following an armed robbery at an off licence in Agincourt Avenue last night.

At around 5.50pm a man armed with a handgun entered the premises in the Holy Lands area and, after threatening a female member of staff, stole a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes. The thief also stole a phone before running off along Penrose Street towards Rugby Avenue.

He is described as being in his early twenties, approximately 5’6 tall and of slim build. He was wearing denim jeans and a dark coloured hooded top.

Anyone with information should contact detectives at Musgrave Street on 028 9065 0222 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(GB)


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