Police appeal after armed robbery of east Belfast shop

Police appeal after armed robbery of east Belfast shop

PSNI detectives are appealing for information following the report of an armed robbery at a shop in east Belfast.

It was reported that just before 3.30pm on Wednesday 5th April a man entered a shop in the Belmont Road area, armed with a knife and demanded staff hand over cigarettes and cash.

It is believed he then fled on foot in the direction of the Holywood Road.

Detective Sergeant Ash said: “The suspect is described as being around 5′ 11” tall and of thin build, wearing a grey and black coat, navy tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers.

“Thankfully, a member of staff and customers who were present at the time were physically unharmed, but have been left badly shaken by the ordeal.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything, or who may have CCTV, dashcam, or other video footage to contact us on 101, quoting reference 1257 of 5/4/23.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/