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Man threatens staff with sword


A man threatened staff with a samurai sword during a robbery at a takeaway in east Belfast on Saturday night.

The man went into the shop on the Beersbridge Road and brandished the weapon before demanding cash.

He was joined by an accomplice who urged him to leave. The thief escaped with a sum of cash.

Police have appealed for information to help find the culprit. Both men involved are believed to be in their teens.

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