25/05/2007

Cigarettes stolen in Belfast armed robbery

Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery at the North Circular Road in Belfast early this morning.

A man entered a shop in the area at around 7:30am on Friday morning and threatened staff with a knife before taking a quantity of cigarettes and a sum of cash.

He then made off in a red coloured car in the direction of the Springfield Road.

He is described as being aged in his 20s, tall, well built and was wearing a high visibility coat with the hood pulled up.

A police spokesperson said the area was particularly busy at the time, and officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

(JM/SP)

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