‘Distressing ordeal’ for member of staff

Police say a member of staff was subjected to a ‘distressing ordeal’ during a robbery incident.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 27th July 2020, 2:58 pm
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Detectives are investigating the robbery at a shop in north Belfast and have appealed for information.

Detective Sergeant Natalie Moore said: “We received a report at 9:15am this morning (Monday, 27th July) that a male had entered commercial premises on New Lodge Road last night (Sunday, 26th July), at around 8.30pm, armed with some sort of weapon.

“The male is reported to have pushed a female staff member to the ground before making off with a sum of money. It is believed the male joined a second male outside the shop, and made off towards Carlisle Circus.

“This was a very distressing ordeal with the staff member.

“I want to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area last night and saw what happened or has information about this to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101, and quote reference number 440 of 27/07/20.”

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org