Northern Ireland

Belfast robbery: Men with knives tie up female shop staff

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Image caption Three men entered the shop carrying knives and what is believed to be a gun

Three men carrying knives tied up two female staff members during an armed robbery at a shop in south Belfast.

The robbery took place on the Boucher Road at about 07:00 BST on Thursday.

It is understood that the men were also carrying what is believed to be a gun.

A white van was seen leaving the scene in the direction of Boucher Crescent.

No-one was injured during the robbery, however, the women are understood to be badly shaken.