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Belfast shop worker injured in 'extremely traumatic' robbery

The robbery happened at a shop on Mountpottinger Road in east Belfast. Credit: Google
The robbery happened at a shop on Mountpottinger Road in east Belfast. Credit: Google

A female shop worker was put through an "extremely traumatic ordeal" during a robbery in east Belfast, police have said.

The robbery happened at around 1pm on Sunday at a shop on Mountpottinger Road.

Two men entered the premises and, as one went to pay for an item, the other leapt over the counter and grabbed money from the till.

There was a struggle between the suspect and a female shop worker during which the employee received an arm injury.

Both men then fled with cash in a car that was parked outside the shop, reported to be a red Renault Megane.

One of the suspects is described as being in his late 20s, tall, with short red hair and of a heavy build. He was wearing a green jacket with two white stripes across the body.

The other was is described as being in his 20s, short, with dark hair and of an average build. He was wearing a black jack, grey track bottoms and black trainers with white stripes.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Gardiner said: "This was an extremely traumatic ordeal for the staff member who, while doing her job, suffered a frightening experience. No one should have to endure this type of ordeal.

"I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area just prior to 1pm and until 1:15pm and saw two males matching the description of the suspects acting suspiciously, or who believes they saw the a vehicle matching that reported to have been used by the suspects, to get in touch with us.

"Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call detectives at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference 931 of 09/06/19."

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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