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Woman hit by hammer in south Belfast armed robbery

Published 21/07/2015

A woman has been hit by a hammer during an armed robbery of a fast-food restaurant in south Belfast.

The woman, aged in her 20s, who worked in the restaurant suffered bruising to her side during the attack which happened in the Botanic Avenue area in the early hours of Tuesday July 21.

Just after 12.20am, a man armed with a hammer entered a fast food restaurant. He hit a female member of staff with the hammer before making off with an amount of money and another staff member's mobile phone.

The other staff member, also a woman aged in her 20s, was not injured in the incident.

The man is described as being of medium build, approximately 5ft 6inches tall and he was wearing a balaclava, a light blue t-shirt and dark jeans.

Detective Sergeant Dolores Black said: "I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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