Belfast Telegraph

Staff threatened with bat during armed robbery in Belfast

Staff at a service station in north Belfast have been threatened with a bat during an armed robbery.

At around 9.50pm on Wednesday two men entered a service station on Lanark Way and threatened two female staff members with a bat before making off with a sum of cash.

A stolen blue Citreon C4 Grand Picasso, believed to have been used by the suspects, was later found abandoned in the Divis area. It has been seized for forensic examination.

Detective Sergeant McPhillips said: “We are investigating a possible link between this incident and an earlier attempted robbery at an off licence on the Falls Road during which an attempt was made to smash through the security door.

"I am appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about this crime to get in touch with us by calling 101, quoting reference number 1478 28/03/18.”

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