07/04/2006

Police appeal for information following north Belfast robbery

Police in north Belfast are appealing for information following an armed robbery in a convenience store in the area last night.

A masked man, believed to be armed with a handgun, entered the shop on the lower Antrim Road at around 9pm. He threatened staff before making off with the contents of a safe, which has been reported as being substantial.

After the robber had fled, it was discovered that an accomplice had also entered the premises and stole a quantity of cigarettes.

The thieves are believed to have made their escape in a waiting car.

The man who entered the store is described as being around 6' 1" in height, of slim build and with sandy coloured eyebrows. He is said to have been wearing light brown boots, blue jeans orange gloves and a grey coloured hooded top pulled tightly around his face.

Detectives have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information in relation to it, to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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