30/01/2007

Armed robbery in north Belfast newsagents

Detectives in north Belfast have appealed for information following an armed robbery at a newsagents shop yesterday evening.

Shortly before 7.30pm, up to five men, wearing balaclavas and carrying guns, entered the premises in the New Lodge Road area of the city.

The gang ransacked the rear of the shop before making off in what is believed to have been a silver coloured car.

It is not yet known what the robbers took.

One of the men is described as being aged in his late 30s or early 40s, around 6 feet tall, well built and was wearing a dark coloured jacket.

Another of the men is described as being aged in his late 20s, around 5'10 in height, of medium build and was wearing a grey sweater with a dark coloured coat over it. There is no description of the other men.

Police have asked for anyone who 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)

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