Anna Lo MLA said: “This robbery must have been an extremely traumatic incident for the off-licence staff. Knife crime appears to be so much more common now than a few years ago. It is becoming a real blight on many cities around the UK -it must not be allowed to become such a massive problem here.
“The police have been successful in the past with knife amnesties and I hope that they will continue to use similar schemes in future.
“I would urge anybody with any information about this robbery to contact the police.”