Northern Ireland

East Belfast robbery: Woman threatened at gunpoint

A woman has been robbed outside a bank in east Belfast by two men wearing balaclavas, one of whom was armed with a gun.

It happened on the Woodstock Road at about 07:15 GMT. A small amount of cash was taken.

The victim was threatened, but not physically injured. However, she was left badly shaken by the incident.

The robbers, who spoke with Belfast accents, escaped on foot along Ogilvie Street.

One of them was described as being about 5ft 6ins tall, of large build and was wearing a dark hooded top and a balaclava.

The second was about 5ft 8ins tall, slim, and was also wearing a dark hooded top and balaclava.

Police have appealed for witnesses.