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Woman shop worker left shaken after Belfast city centre robbery

A woman was pinned up against the wall during the robbery in east Belfast.
A woman was pinned up against the wall during the robbery in east Belfast.

A woman has been left shaken after being pinned against the wall during a robbery in a Belfast city centre shop.

The incident happened on Queen Street at around 6.15pm on Thursday when a man entered the shop and asked for change.

The robber then reached past the woman, pushing her and pinning her against a wall, before making off with a sum of money.

Detective Sergeant O’Flaherty said: "This was an extremely distressing ordeal for this female member of staff who has been left shaken by this despicable act, which occurred in her place of work where she was simply doing her job and somewhere she should rightly feel safe."

The suspect is described as being in his late 20s, of a thin/skinny build and wore a black cap, a black jacket and black tracksuit bottoms.

Police believe the suspect may have been in the company of a second man, described as being around 30-years-old and 5" 4" inches tall.  He is believed to have been wearing a red jacket and jeans and had short light brown/fair hair.

DS O'Flaherty added: “If you think you saw the suspect, or someone who matches the description of the suspect, please call us.   

“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the Queen Street area just prior to when the incident was reported, or shortly afterwards and saw what happened, or anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to get in touch with detectives in Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1582 of 24/10/19."

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