Staff left shaken after robbery with knife at north Belfast shop

Staff left shaken after robbery with knife at north Belfast shop

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in north Belfast on Monday 8th January.

PSNI Detectives received a report that two men with their faces covered, robbed a shop in the Ardoyne Road area at around 7.25pm.

Detective Sergeant McGearty said: “It was reported that one of the men stood at the door to the shop while the other entered the store. He approached a member of staff while brandishing a large kitchen knife, before making off with a sum of cash.

“Both men ran in the direction of Estoril Park.

“The man who entered the store was described as wearing blue jeans with a dark hooded top with the hood up and a black balaclava. The second man, who waited outside, was described as wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a black coat with a red and white face mask.

“While the staff member involved was thankfully not injured, they have been left badly shaken.”

Detective Sergeant McGearty continued: “Our investigation is underway and anyone with any information, or who was in the area at the time the robbery took place is asked to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1572 of 08/01/24.

“If you would prefer to provide information without giving your details you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”