Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an armed robbery at commercial premises at the Rosetta Road area of Belfast last night (Thursday 21st October).

Detective Sergeant Natalie Moore said: “Shortly before 10:50pm, it was reported that two men aged in their 50s entered a shop in the area.

“It was reported that one of the men produced a knife and ushered the three staff members behind the till and demanded both money and cigarettes.

“The men then made off on foot from the shop with both a sum of money and a quantity of cigarettes, in the direction of the Mount Merrion Park area of following the incident.

“There were no reports of any injuries to either the staff members or a customer, who was also inside the shop, following the incident.

“One of the men is described as wearing a blue facemask and a dark coloured hooded jacket with a white logo on it.

“The second male is described as wearing a grey/blue coloured hooded top and a beanie style hat.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1917 21/10/21.

A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”  

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