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McCann condemns attempted pharmacy robbery

6 April, 2017 - by Fra McCann

Sinn Féin MLA has condemned an attempted robbery at a pharmacy in West Belfast this morning.

The West Belfast MLA said:

"I condemn outright this attempted robbery at McDonagh's Pharmacy at the junction of Falls Road and Islandbawn Street.

"A man armed with a knife who was in search of prescription drugs entered the premises and during the attempted robbery one of the male pharmacists was stabbed in the chest and has been taken to hospital.

"Other members of staff bravely tackled the robber and managed to restrain him until police arrived. 

“This must have been a terrifying experience for all the pharmacy workers and customers who were in the pharmacy at the time.

“I would call on anybody who saw anything suspicious or has any information to bring it to the police. 

"The thoughts and prayers of this community are with the injured man and we hope that he makes a full recovery."

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