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East Belfast Betting shop raider used 'stun gun' after dropping from ceiling

By Adrian Rutherford

A masked man used a suspected stun gun on a female shop assistant in a raid on a bookmakers in east Belfast.

The attempted armed robbery took place on the Woodstock Road yesterday morning.

The man is reported to have got in via the shop ceiling, before demanding money. He then used what is believed to be a stun gun on her twice before making off. The woman was not injured.

The suspect was described as being six feet tall, wearing a black balaclava, navy sweatshirt, black trousers and carrying a navy holdall.

Ulster Unionist councillor Sonia Copeland said the robbery was "absolutely appalling".

She said: "There is no place in society for thugs like this.

"This will obviously have been a very frightening ordeal for the store manager and my thou ghts are with her at this time."

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