Detectives investigate violent Belfast City Centre robbery

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By Adam Evans

Police are trying to find the man behind a violent robbery at a shop in Belfast City Centre.

He stole cash from the office of a store on Donegall Place West yesterday evening, grabbing a member of staff by the neck and forcing his head onto the desk.

No-one has been arrested but an investigation is underway.

A spokesperson for the PSNI told Q Radio: "At approximately 6.25pm a male entered the office of the shop and took a sum of cash whilst grabbing a male member of staff by the back of the neck and forcing his head down onto the desk .

"The male involved is described as being approximately 5’9” tall, of slim build and wearing blue jeans, a green jacket and possibly a cap.

"He is believed to have left the premises by the rear of the building which leads onto Wellington Street.

Adding that, "Detective Sergeant Sam McCallum would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or noticed any suspicious activity to contact detectives at Musgrave PSNI Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1156 of 01/09/18.

"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."

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