THREE women have been left “badly shaken” following an armed robbery at a salon in south Belfast.

Detective Sergeant Gardiner said: “At around 7:40pm, it was reported that two men entered a salon in the area.

“One man, armed with a knife, demanded money from a female member of staff.

“Another female member of staff was reportedly assaulted by the second male with a baseball bat during the incident.

“The males then made off on foot with a sum of money towards the Sandy Row area. A third female staff member inside the premises at the time of the incident managed to escape out from a first floor window.

“There were no reports of any serious injuries, but the staff members were left badly shaken.

“The male armed with a knife is described as wearing a blue coloured coat, grey bottoms, navy trainers, grey bottoms and a grey hat.

“The second male is described as wearing a burgundy coloured coat, a green hooded top, a grey hat and grey bottoms.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1620 20/02/22.

“A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ . 

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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