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Lisburn Road pharmacy robbed by masked men after woman ordered out of her car in Dunluce Avenue

Published 04/08/2016

Belfast hijacking and robbery: Lisburn Road chemist robbed by masked men
Belfast hijacking and robbery: Lisburn Road chemist robbed by masked men

A woman has been left "badly shaken" after being ordered out of her car by two men in the Dunluce Avenue area of Belfast.

At around 2.55pm on Thursday the woman was approached by two men who told her to get out of her black VW Passat then made off in the car.

A short time later a robbery was reported at commercial premises on the nearby Lisburn Road.

It was reported that a large masked man entered a pharmacy armed with a suspected firearm and demanded tablets from the staff.

A number of items were handed over and the men then made off from the scene in a black VW Passat in the direction of Tates Avenue.

Detective Sergeant Hawthorne said: "The woman was not injured but was left badly shaken. The first male was described as approximately 5’8” in height, with short dark brown hair, of thin build and was wearing a dull coloured jacket.

"The second male was described as around 5’10” in height, with short dark hair, of large build wearing a white t-shirt."

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime believe both incidents to be linked and have appealed for anyone who witnessed either incident or who has any information to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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