Police are investigating an armed robbery at a shop on My Ladyâ€™s Road in east Belfast.
A masked man armed with a firearm entered the shop at around 6.25am this morning, Friday 19th December.
He forced a female employee into a toilet cubicle in the rear of the shop before stealing a quantity of cigarettes.
A male customer who entered the store during the robbery was also threatened with the firearm andÂ forced to the rear of the store. The customer had his phone taken from him at gunpoint.
The robber is described as around 5â€™ 11â€ tall, thin and wearing a black balaclava, green combat/camouflage style jacket and black gloves.
Detectives at Musgrave CID are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and who may have noticed any suspicious people or vehicles. The number to call is 101.
If someone would prefer to provide information without leaving their name they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.