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Belfast pharmacy held up by man with bread knife and note of demands

Staff at a north Belfast pharmacy were left shocked after being threatened with a bread knife in an attempted robbery.

It happened in a shop in the Clifton Street area on Thursday at around 5.20pm.

A man entered the pharmacy carrying what appeared to be a bread knife and handed one of the female shop assistants a written note demanding money.

“She stepped away from the counter and was able to alert police. The man then fled the shop carrying a number of DVDs and was seen heading on foot towards Henry Place and in the direction of the motorway," Detective Sergeant McPhillips said.

“The male is described as having ginger hair and was wearing light grey shorts, a navy Adidas jacket over a grey hoody, with ankle socks and plimsoles.  He had his mouth and glasses covered with a scarf.

“Although no-one in the shop was physically hurt, staff were left shocked by what happened.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened or saw the suspect after he fled the scene, to get in touch with detectives on 101, quoting reference number 912 of 17/1/19.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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