Robbery, West Belfast
10 May 2010
Detectives are investigating following an armed robbery at a supermarket on the Andersonstown Road, West Belfast, on Saturday 8 May.
Shortly before 7pm it was reported that two masked men armed with handguns had entered the premises. A third male is believed to have stood at the entrance holding the automatic doors open.
The two armed males threatened a security guard and a female customer before holding their weapons to a cashier's head. One of the men then punched the cashier in the face and forced him to open the a cash register.
All three robbers then made off with a quantity of cash in a green Vauxhall Astra.
The first robber is described as around 5' 4" tall and of slim build. He was wearing a balaclava and scarf, and a blue and white anorak or shell suit-type jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.
The second is described as around 6' tall of a stocky build with a protruding stomach. He was wearing a balaclava, a dark coloured coat, blue jeans and dark shoes.
The man who remained by the door is described as quite tall, of a large build and was wearing a balaclava, dark coloured fleece and jeans.
Police are investigating a possible link between this robbery and an attempted robbery less than 10 minutes earlier during which four masked males attempted and failed to gain access to an off sales on the Glen Road.
Anyone who can assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact CID offices at Antrim Road police station by calling 0845 600 8000. The Crimestoppers charity can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.