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CCTV of gunpoint robbery released

CCTV footage of the terrifying moment a masked man threatens a shop assistant at gunpoint has been released by police.

The video appears to show the robber, who used a black balaclava to hide his face, shove a customer out of the way before thrusting a blue sports bag at the petrified shop worker.

Dressed in a red-hooded tracksuit top, the robber then brazenly waves the weapon around while he waits for the contents of the till to be emptied into his bag.

The incident happened at a petrol station in Carryduff on the outskirts of south Belfast on July 31 2013.

The footage was released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland after 41-year-old Robert Cameron was handed a six year sentence for robbery - three of which will be spent on licence.

PSNI chief inspector Derek McCamley said: "I welcome the sentence for this robbery.

"The hard work of the officers involved in this investigation has led to this person being brought before the court and dealt with in this way.

"This was a terrifying experience for those in the premises at the time and this sentence should serve as a warning to deter others from committing such crime."

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