Axe man attacked jewellery staff
Detectives are appealing for information after an armed robbery in the Gresham Street area in which two shop workers were assaulted.
At approximately 2.15pm on Monday, November 22, two men entered the shop, one holding an axe which he used to attack a glass fronted cabinet. A struggle ensued with two male members of staff. One staff member was struck on the arm and leg and the second was struck on the back.
The two men made off empty handed. It is believed they got into a small, silver car in the Gresham Street area before driving down Samuel Street towards Milfield.
The first male is described as being 5ft 6 in to 5ft 8in tall, of slim build with a thin face, long, sharp nose and dark eyebrows. He was wearing a black, deer stalker hat with the flaps down, a black sports jacket, a black shirt, silver tie, black trousers and black shoes. The lower part of his face was covered.
The second male is described as being 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall and was wearing a dark woollen hat with peak and a high vis jacket with a stripe across the chest.
Witnesses are asked to contact south Belfast police on 0845 600 8000.