Armed robbery on Albertbridge Road in east Belfast


Police are appealing for information over an armed robbery in east Belfast.

The robbery happened at business premises at the Albertbridge Road area on Sunday night.

The PSNI said that shortly before 9.25pm, it was reported that a male entered a petrol station in the area armed with a knife.

“It is believed the man threatened a male and female member of staff during the incident, but no one was injured. The man made off with a sum of money,” a PSNI statement said.

“The male is described as wearing a grey tracksuit with white / bright drawstrings. It is believed the male had his hood pulled up over his face during the incident. He is believed to be in his early to mid 20’s, dark haired, of slim build and approximately 5’6” tall.”

Enquiries are continuing, police said.

“Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact CID in Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”