Robbery at fast-food outlet, east Belfast

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery of a fast food outlet in the Connswater Retail Park in east Belfast early this morning, Monday 01 January.

It was reported that at around 5am a member of staff was outside the premises when he was approached by a male, armed with a suspected firearm. The male ordered the member of staff into the premises where he demanded money.

The male made off on a bicycle with a sum of cash. He was wearing a black hooded top, gloves and had a scarf covering his face. The member of staff was not injured but left shaken by the ordeal.

Detective Sergeant Mason is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 520 of 01/01/18.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.