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Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 5 July, 2020

Man descended from ceiling and used stun gun on woman twice in Belfast robbery

The PSNI are appealing for information.

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POLICE IN THE North have issued an appeal for witnesses after an attempted armed robbery in Belfast this morning.

The incident occurred at a business premises in the Woodstock Road area of the Co Antrim city at approximately 9.15am.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Mason said: “A masked male gained entry to a business premises via the ceiling of the property and demanded money from the female worker.

The male then used what is believed to be a stun gun on the female twice before making off from the scene. The female did not receive any injuries as a result of the incident.

The man was described as being six-foot tall, wearing a black balaclava, navy sweatshirt, black trousers and carrying a navy holdall.

The PSNI said it was keen to speak to anyone with information, or anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area at the time, to contact Musgrave Reactive and Organised Crime Branch.

They are particularly interested to hear from anyone who may have seen the male suspect in the Woodstock Road area.

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