04/09/2006

Off-licence robbed in west Belfast

Police in west Belfast have appealed for information following an armed robbery at an off-sales yesterday morning.

Shortly after 11am, a member of staff was approached by a man armed with a large knife, as he entered the Wineflair shop on the Andersonstown Road in the west of the city.

The robber forced the man inside the premises and threatened him, before making off with an undisclosed sum of money, a quantity of alcohol and cigarettes.

The staff member was uninjured during the robbery, but was left shaken by the ordeal.

The robber is described as being around 5' 10" in height, of medium build, with sandy coloured hair and facial stubble. He was wearing a blue coloured t-shirt, denim jeans, white trainers and a tan coloured, suede baseball cap. He also had a scarf covering his face.

Police have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have any information in relation to it, to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 11.

(EF/SP)

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