Long condemns East Belfast armed robbery

Alliance Castlereagh Councillor Michael Long has condemned an armed robbery of a filling station on Rosetta Road on Monday night. A man carrying a handgun entered the premises and threatened staff before making off with a sum of money. No one was injured.

Cllr Michael Long said: “I was shocked at this crime in what is a very busy street in Belfast. To threaten a member of staff with a handgun shows a complete lack of respect for the lives and wellbeing of other people.

“I hope that the members of staff involved in this incident are able to get over what must have been a traumatic experience for them.

“If anybody has any information about this robbery then they should contact the police. I hope that he will be apprehended by the police quickly and be given a harsh punishment by the courts.


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