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Magee condemns acid threat robbery attempt

6 January, 2019 - by JJ Magee

North Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor JJ Magee has condemned an attempted robbery in which a shop assistant was threatened with acid.

The incident took place at a store on the Oldpark Road on Saturday night and Cllr. Magee described it as traumatic for the staff member involved. 

Cllr. Magee commented: “I have been speaking to the shop staff and this was an extremely worrying incident and undoubtedly traumatic for the shop assistant who was threatened. 

“The man threatened her with a bottle that he claimed contained acid and she showed incredible bravery to throw items at him, forcing him to flee empty-handed.

“Obviously this attempted robbery is to be condemned and I would urge anyone with information about the assailant to bring it to the PSNI.”

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