11/10/2004

Shop assistant held at gunpoint during robbery

Police in south Belfast are appealing for information following a robbery at a supermarket in the city centre on Sunday afternoon.

At around 1.30pm a member of staff in an Iceland store at Castle Street was confronted in a rear office by a man armed with a handgun.

The gunman demanded cash before tying up the staff member with cable and leaving the building through a rear door to Divis towards the Clonard area of the city.

The man is described as being in his late thirties, around 5’8 tall of medium build with a swarthy complexion. He was wearing dark clothing, glasses and a grey coloured wig and was unshaven.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Musgrave Street on 028 9065 0222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(MB/GMCG)

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