Police appeal after armed robbery in city centre

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Police are hunting two men who carried out an armed robbery in Belfast city centre this morning (Saturday, December 2).

It was reported that at around 10.25am this morning two males, one armed with a knife entered a shop on Castle Street and demanded money from staff before making off with a sum of cash from the till.

One of the suspects is described as being in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 6’2” tall and of slim build.

He was wearing track bottoms, grey and black coat, black monkey hat and black trainers.

The second is described as being in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 5’8” tall and of slim build. He was wearing track bottoms, grey and black coat, cap with a monkey hat over the top and dark blue trainers.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 447 of 02/12/17.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.