Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following an armed robbery reported in the Oldpark Road area of north Belfast earlier today, Sunday 24th September.

Shortly before 7.30am, two men armed with a knife and a metal bar entered a supermarket, demanding till contents from two shop employees.

Detective Sergeant McGearty said: “These two suspects, who were wearing gloves and surgical-style masks over their faces, left the scene with a sum of money from the till. They left the scene in a grey Volkswagen Golf.

“Thankfully, the staff members were not harmed but this was a frightening experience for them both.

“One man in his 30s has been arrested in relation to this offence and remains in custody at this time.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have noticed this vehicle or anything suspicious in the Oldpark Road area to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 380 24/09/23.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at