Published Friday, 06 September 2013
Two men were forced to hand over cash during an armed robbery in Belfast. (© Pacemaker)
Three men armed with a handgun, a samurai sword and a baseball bat and wearing balaclavas held up two men, aged 28 and 31, while they were making a call in a white Mercedes van at commercial premises on North Street just before 8am on Friday.
They forced the victims to hand over a briefcase containing a sum of money and made off in a stolen black Audi A4 estate.
This car was recovered just after 8am in the nearby Stanhope Street.
Police believe the gun was discharged during the robbery, however, they said there were no injuries to those involved.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Little said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who noticed a black Audi A4 estate in the North Street, Kent Street and Carrickhill areas of the city on Friday morning.
"Anyone who has any information that may help us solve this crime should ring 0845 600 8000.
"Alternatively, information may be passed on anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."
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