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Armed robber threatens to throw acid over shop worker

The incident occured at a commercial premises on Oldpark Road in north Belfast yesterday evening.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have appealed for witnesses after an attempted armed robbery in which a man threatened to throw acid over a shop worker. 

The incident occured at a commercial premises on Oldpark Road in north Belfast yesterday evening. 

It was reported to police that a man entered a shop at about 7.15pm and demanded that a member of staff open the till. 

The man produced a bottle containing a clear liquid and threatened to throw acid over the member of staff if she refused to do so. 

The staff member raised the alarm and the man made off empty-handed in the direction of Oldpark Avenue. 

He is described as being about 30 years old, around 5 ft 10 in in height, of medium build, with dirty fair hair and a southern Irish accent. 

He was wearing a black hooded jacket, grey track bottoms, black trainers with white soles and had a scarf partially covering his face.

Anyone in the North with information is asked to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101, quoting reference 978 05/01/19.

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