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Shop robber forces staff to open tills at knifepoint

By Adrian Rutherford

A female worker was threatened with a knife during an armed robbery at a west Belfast shop.

The incident occurred at premises on Lanark Way yesterday morning.

Three members of staff were left badly shaken.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Gardiner said: "We received a report just before 6.10am that a man had entered the shop brandishing a knife. He held a knife to a female staff member, and demanded she open the tills. Before leaving the shop with a sum of cash he threatened another member of staff.

"None of the three staff members were physically injured during the ordeal, however, they have been left shaken.

"The suspect had his face covered and was described as wearing a medium length, puffa-style coat, dark navy or black stripe track bottoms, and black trainers with a white top."

He urged anyone with information on the robbery to contact detectives at Musgrave PSNI Station on 101, quoting reference number 150 of 27/03/18.

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