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Staff at north Belfast shop left 'badly shaken' after armed robbery

Police have appealed for witnesses

STAFF at a shop in north Belfast have been left "badly shaken" following an armed robbery.

Police said two men, one armed with a knife, entered the store in the Twaddell Avenue area on Wednesday evening.

PSNI Detective Inspector Kerry Brennan said: "Shortly after 6:20pm, it was reported that two men with their faces covered entered a shop in the area with one man armed with a knife.

"The men threatened a female member of staff during the incident and made off with a sum of money and a quantity of cigarettes.

"The staff member was not injured during the incident but left badly shaken.

"The men are believed to have made off towards the Crumlin Road area following the incident."

Police said the man armed with the knife, which had a white handle, was wearing a dark coloured hooded top, blue jeans and grey and white trainers.

The second man was wearing a blue hooded, zip-up style top with a white circular design. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with grey stripes, black and white trainers and carrying a dark coloured rucksack.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.


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