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Staff tied up and robbed at Belfast social club

Two men sustained injuries during the armed robbery, and money, a mobile phone and a Jaguar X-Type car were stolen.

THE PSNI IS investigating an armed robbery at a social club in Belfast.

The incident occurred at around 11pm last night when between four and five men entered the recreation club in the Holywood Road area of east Belfast.

The men were wearing balaclavas and gloves and UTV reports it was the Shorts Sports and Recreation Club that they targeted.

Once inside, police say the men ordered staff to take off their belts and shoelaces and then used these to tie them up.

Two staff members sustained injuries during an assault but they were not said to be life-threatening.

The armed robbers made off with a sum of money and a mobile phone belonging to a staff member, as well as a blue Jaguar X-Type.

The car was later found at Whincroft Road, east Belfast.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSNI on 0845 600 8000 or anonymously ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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