27/02/2003

Masked man robs north Belfast mini market

An armed robber has made off with a substantial sum of money following a robbery in north Belfast last night.

The masked man, who was armed with a handgun, entered the mini market on the Antrim Road at around 10.15pm and threatened two female members of staff.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Elsewhere, three men have been arrested in connection with serious crime in Co Londonderry.

The men, who are all believed to have loyalist connections, were detained at their homes and taken to Lisburn holding centre for further questioning.

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