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Man quizzed over Belfast shop robbery

A man has been arrested after shop staff in Belfast were threatened with a broom handle
A man has been arrested after shop staff in Belfast were threatened with a broom handle
Adrian Rutherford

By Adrian Rutherford

A man has been arrested after shop staff in Belfast were threatened with a broom handle.

Police said it was an "extremely frightening ordeal".

The suspect entered premises on the Dublin Road on Sunday night and forced staff into giving him money and cigarettes.

PSNI sergeant Jonny Adams said: "Later that evening police arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and he is currently in custody assisting us with our enquiries.

"The members of staff were not physically injured, but there is no doubt they have been left distressed by what can only be described as an extremely frightening ordeal which occurred in their place of work.

"I want to appeal to anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to call detectives at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 1662 of 24/11/19."

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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