Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Armed robberies at filling stations

Police are appealing for information after armed robbers struck at two north Belfast filling stations, escaping with cash from tills

Armed robbers have struck at two filling stations in north Belfast.

Detectives are appealing for information about the hold-ups, which they believe may be linked, that happened in the space of around three hours last night.

The first incident unfolded at a filling station on the Crumlin Road at around 6.45pm when two males, one carrying a knife and the other wielding an extensible baton, entered the premises and threatened staff.

They made off on foot with a sum of cash from the till.

Police said one of the robbers was wearing a yellow hooded top and grey track bottoms. The second was wearing a black jacket and blue track bottoms.

Just over three hours later one male entered a filling station on the Shankill Road carrying an iron bar and threatened staff.

He made off on foot with a sum of cash.

The robber was described as being approximately 5ft 10in, in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a white and grey hooded top and blue track bottoms.

Police have asked any witnesses to come forward.

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