A staff member at McDonald’s in Connswater Retail Park was approached by a man carrying a suspected firearm around 5am this morning outside the fast food outlet. He ordered the member of staff inside, where he demanded and received a sum of money. The man, who was wearing a black hoodie and gloves, took off on a bicycle.
“I am appalled at this incident and my thoughts are with the staff member who was victim to the robbery. I am relieved they were not injured,” said Councillor Armitage.
“The thug behind this incident clearly has no regard for the safety of others and is a danger to society. Connswater is a growing shopping complex and incidents such as this is not indicative of the area or its people.
“I would appeal to anyone with information on this incident to contact police with it immediately so this dangerous individual can be taken off the streets.”