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Man armed with knife robs west Belfast shop

A man armed with a knife has robbed a newsagent in west Belfast.

It happened Monagh Road in west Belfast yesterday afternoon.

At around 2.40pm a male, carrying a knife, entered the shop and threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash from the till.

He's described as being approximately 5’8” tall and of medium build. He was dressed in a dark jacket with the hood pulled up, dark hat and scarf. The member of staff was not injured as a result of the incident.

A 25-year-old man was later arrested in the south Belfast area and is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

Police have appealed for information.

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