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'Large quantity' of prescription medication stolen in south Belfast armed robbery - PSNI issue warning

By Claire Williamson

A large quantity of prescription medication has been stolen during an armed robbery in south Belfast.

It happened at a pharmacy on the Lisburn Road on Friday December 22.

Police received a report that a man, armed with a suspected handgun, entered the pharmacy at around 9pm and threatened staff members demanding cash and drugs from them.

They were handed over to the man before he left on foot country-bound along the Lisburn Road.

Two staff members, one male and one female, were left badly shaken.

The man is described as being aged in his 40s and wearing glasses.

He was wearing a dark beanie hat with a scarf pulled up over his face, a light green coloured puffa jacket, dark trousers and dark shoes.

Detective Sergeant Michael Duffield said: “As a result of this robbery a large quantity of prescription medication was taken and I would ask anyone who is offered medicines that have not been prescribed to them by a doctor to be aware of the very real danger they could pose to their health.

"I would also appeal to anyone who was in the Lisburn Road area, near Tate’s Avenue, at the time of the robbery, and who may have information which could assist us with our investigation, to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 1569 22/12/17.

"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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