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Dublin: 14°C Wednesday 17 August 2022

Men armed with a hammer made off with till and money in shop robbery

The getaway car was later found burnt out.

Image: Ainsworth Avenue via Google Maps

A TILL AND cash was stolen during an armed robbery in Belfast last night, one man was armed with a hammer.

It happened at the Ainsworth Avenue area of North Belfast at around 8:50pm.

Two men entered the shop and took a sum of money and the till, it’s believed a member of staff was pushed out of the way during the incident.

Another two men were waiting in a white Citroen Saxo and they drove towards the Springfield Road area.

The car was found set alight at the Roumania Rise, West Belfast area at around 9:30pm.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and the car was completely destroyed.

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The stolen till was later recovered in the area of the Dunville Street area, West Belfast at around 00:50am.

Chief Inspector Bobby Singleton said: “Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or has information in relation to it to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

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

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