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Armed robbery of service station in north Belfast

The service station in the York Street area of north Belast was robbed at around 6.30pm on Tuesday
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ARMED men have robbed a service station in north Belfast.

Detectives said two men - one believed to be armed with a knife and the other with a pipe - were reported to have entered the premises in the York Street area at around 6.35pm on Tuesday.

“After demanding cash, they jumped over the counter and attempted to open the till before making off with a quantity of cigarettes.

“It is believed a third male remained at the door of the premises. The suspects made their way up North Queen Street into Spamount Street.

“One male is described as being 6’2” in height, of slim build, short dark hair, wearing track suit bottoms and a grey tracksuit top.

“The second male is described as being in his 20s, 5’11” in height, slim build, wearing a dark navy hoody. The third male is believed to be shorter in height and wearing a blue hooded coat.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have CCTV covering streets in the area or anyone who was in the York Street area on Tuesday between 6.30pm and 6.50pm and saw any suspicious activity to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1086 of 13/11/18.”

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

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