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Woman in wedding hat with no front teeth robs shop at knifepoint

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Woman in wedding hat with no front teeth robs shop at knifepoint

The police are hunting a woman in her 50s or 60s who robbed a shop in Belfast at knifepoint.

The incident happened yesterday morning just before noon at the store on the Gilnahirk Road.

The woman is described as having her two front teeth missing, wearing a black rimmed wedding-style hat, black sunglasses, a black blouse with floral print and black gloves.

Police said the woman is aged in her 50s or 60s and about 5ft 7in tall.

The robber engaged a shop assistant in conversation at the store before producing a knife and demanding money from the safe.

She made off with a sum of cash. 

Detective Sergeant Nigel Snoddy said: "The description is distinctive and we are hoping that witnesses will have noticed this woman in the area. Information can be given to detectives by calling the non-emergency number 101."