22/11/2005

Bookmakers robbed in south Belfast

Police in South Belfast are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a bookmakers shop on Monday.

Shortly before 2.30pm a man armed with a knife entered the premises at Gresham Street and after threatening staff made off with an undisclosed sum of cash.

It is believed he escaped on foot along Gresham Street and into North Street.

The thief is described as being around 5’5 tall of medium build and was wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and had a red coloured scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Musgrave Street on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(MB/SP)

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