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Thief threatens to douse shop worker in acid in north Belfast robbery

A thief has made off empty handed after threatening to douse a north Belfast shop worker in acid.

The attempted armed robbery happened at a commercial premises on the Oldpark Road in north Belfast on Saturday evening at around 7.15pm.

A man entered the shop and asked a member of staff to open the till, at which point he produced a bottle of clear liquid and said it was acid, threatening to throw it over the female worker if she refused to open the till.

The member of staff raised the alarm and the assailant left without anything, taking off in the direction of Oldpark Avenue.

He is described as being around 30 years old, approximately 5’10” tall, of medium build, with dirty fair hair and a Southern Irish accent.  He was wearing a black hooded jacket, grey track bottoms, black trainers with white soles and had a scarf partially covering his face.

Detective Sergeant Dane is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact Detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101, quoting reference 978 05/01/19.

Alternatively information can be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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