Man armed with samurai sword demands cash in east Belfast robbery

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By David Hunter

A man armed with a samurai sword has robbed an off licence in east Belfast. 

He entered the store on the Woodstock Road at around 8.45 on Sunday night demanding money. 

The suspect then made off towards the Cregagh Road. 

He was described as being around 5’8” tall, approximately 40 years old and was of thin build with dark facial stubble.

He wore a grey coloured flat cap, a black raincoat and a dark coloured plaid shirt.

The sword was described as being around 2’ long with a black handle and black blade.

There were no injuries reported to the staff members.

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