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Shop worker threatened with hammer in Belfast armed robbery

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The number of crimes recorded in Northern Ireland has increased this year

The number of crimes recorded in Northern Ireland has increased this year

The number of crimes recorded in Northern Ireland has increased this year

A shop worker was threatened with a claw hammer during an armed robbery in south Belfast.

It happened at a shop on University Road on Monday evening.

Police said that sometime between 7pm and 7.30pm a man armed with a claw hammer entered the shop and demanded money.

He made off with cash in the direction of College Gardens, where an accomplice was waiting on a moped.

The suspect is described as being in his 20s and 5'8" tall. He was wearing a motorcycle helmet and a grey tracksuit.

Anyone with any information regarding the armed robbery has been urged to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1230 15/04/19.

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

Belfast Telegraph