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Subway staff left shaken after armed robbery at west Belfast store

By Ricky Thompson

Subway staff have been left 'shaken' after being subjected to a terrifying ordeal during an armed robbery in west Belfast on Monday evening.

Two men, one brandishing a knife, entered the fast food outlet on the Falls Road and demanded cash from the stunned workers inside.

At least one customer was in the premises and was taken further into the shop and held there for the duration of the incident.

One on the men jumped over the counter and chased a member of staff out the back of the store before returning.

The two men then made off on foot towards the city centre, with a sum of cash.

Police have reported that no member of staff was injured in the incident but the owner, who did not wish to be named, said they were left shaken: "No one expects to come to work on a Monday night and have that happen to them.

"Nobody should have to go through that. It effected one of the staff badly, I don't think she'll be back."

Detectives  in west Belfast issued the description of the two men they are seeking to talk to - both wore blue Puffa jackets and were around 5'9" tall and of thin build.

One man also wore a blue New York Yankee baseball cap and one was carrying a green backpack in the robbery which took place around 7pm.

Detective Sergeant Andree Madden appealed for any witnesses to contact Woodbourne PSNI on 101.

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