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Armed robbery in south Belfast

A staff member was hit in the face during an armed robbery in south Belfast on Saturday evening.

At around 8.45pm two men, one armed with a baseball bat, entered commercial premises on the Lockview Road.

A male member of staff aged in his 20s was struck in the face before the robbers made off with a sum of cash towards the Stranmillis roundabout.

The injured staff member declined medical attention, a female worker was left badly shaken by the incident.

Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: "One of the men is described as being approximately 6ft tall and of above average build. He was wearing a black waterproof coat and had a Belfast accent.

"The other man is described as being approximately 5'8" tall, of slim build and was wearing a dark coloured coat, a grey hooded top and had a Belfast accent."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact CID at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

Belfast Telegraph