POLICE are hunting a man who held up a shop in south Belfast claiming he had a gun.
The robbery happened at around 8.10pm on Friday night on the Ormeau Road.
Police said the man went into a shop and told staff he had a firearm but never produced it.
No one was hurt and the robber fled with cigarettes and money.
The thief is described as around 30-years-old, of slim build, with dark hair and wore a blue hooded tracksuit top with white stripes on the arms, blue faded jeans and white trainers.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the PSNI on 0845 600 8000.