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Men armed with claw hammer rob east Belfast shop

Published 10/05/2015

The thieves took a quantity of cigarettes and a sum of money from the till before making off on foot in the direction of Glenmore Street.
The thieves took a quantity of cigarettes and a sum of money from the till before making off on foot in the direction of Glenmore Street.

Robbers armed with a claw hammer stole cigarettes and cash from a shop in east Belfast on Saturday night.

Shortly before 11pm two men, one armed with a claw hammer, climbed over the counter of the shop on the Albertbridge Road.

They took a quantity of cigarettes and a sum of money from the till before making off on foot in the direction of Glenmore Street.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

The man armed with the hammer is described as being around 6’2” tall, wearing blue jeans, black shoes and yellow gloves along with a grey coloured coat with black shoulder pads and the hood pulled up.

The second man was shorter than his accomplice and wore a grey coat with the hood up and a scarf over his face.

He was also wearing black tracksuit bottoms with a white motif on the right leg and black shoes and was carrying a black plastic recycling box.

Police ask to anyone who was in the area and noticed any suspicious activity to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101.

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