29/01/2007

Armed robbery in east Belfast

Police in east Belfast are appealing for information following an armed robbery yesterday evening.

The incident happened shortly after 8.30pm last night, when a man armed with a knife, entered a fast food outlet in the Bloomfield Road area of the city, and threatened staff and demanded that they hand over the contents of a till and a safe.

The robber then made off in the direction of Ravenscroft Avenue with an undisclosed sum of cash.

The thief is described as being aged in his later 20s, of medium build and around 5'10 in height.

He is said to have been wearing a light coloured hooded top, light blue jeans, dark coloured gloves and a dark coloured beanie hat.

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

(EF/SP)

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