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Woman shop worker threatened with knife during Belfast robbery

Lanark Way in west Belfast / Credit: Google Maps
Lanark Way in west Belfast / Credit: Google Maps

A woman shop worker was threatened with a knife during an early-morning robbery in west Belfast.

The incident happened at a shop on Lanark Way early on Friday morning.

Police received a report just before 6.10am that a man had entered the shop brandishing a knife.

He held the knife to a female member of staff and demanded she open the till.

Before he left the shop he threatened another female member of staff.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Gardiner said: “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.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area this morning, and has information they believe could assist our investigation to contact Detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 150 of 27/03/18."

The public can also contact independent charity anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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