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Workers lock themselves away during knife robbery

By Staff Reporter

Published 19/05/2016

Two terrified members of staff locked themselves in a room after a masked man brandishing a knife entered a business in east Belfast
Two terrified members of staff locked themselves in a room after a masked man brandishing a knife entered a business in east Belfast

Two terrified members of staff locked themselves in a room after a masked man brandishing a knife entered a business in east Belfast.

It happened shortly before 9pm on Monday in Summerhill Avenue, close to the Stormont estate.

On seeing the robber the two workers fled the reception area and secured themselves in another room.

It is believed that a sum of money and a laptop were stolen during the robbery.

The man is described as being approximately 5ft 7ins tall, with a strong Belfast accent, slim build and aged in his late 20s or early 30s.

He was wearing a black knitted balaclava, possibly with some colour going through it, a black hat, a long sleeved black top and black trousers.

No one was injured during the incident, although the two members of staff were left very badly shaken.

Detective Inspector Nigel Snoddy appealed to anyone who may have information to contact detectives at Musgrave PSNI Station on 101.

Separately, police have arrested a man and a woman after another armed robbery in east Belfast.

Mr Snoddy said officers who arrived at the scene on the Upper Newtownards Road at around midnight on Tuesday arrested a man aged 26 and a woman aged 28 on suspicion of armed robbery. They were yesterday in police custody. No members of staff at the business targeted were harmed, but again they were left very badly shaken.

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