Northern Ireland

Staff tied up and robbed at gunpoint in west Belfast

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Media captionStaff were threatened at Noel Grimley Electrics Ltd on the Andersonstown Road with what is believed to have been a sawn-off shotgun

Two members of staff at an electronics shop have been left badly shaken after an armed robbery in west Belfast.

A worker was opening up the store when four masked men forced him into Noel Grimley Electrics Ltd on the Andersonstown Road, shortly before 08:30 BST on Monday.

They threatened him with what is believed to have been a sawn-off shotgun.

The robbers put a hood over his head and tied his hands behind his back.

The victim was then forced into a storeroom.

When a second member of staff arrived, they put him into the storeroom. The pair were not injured but they were very badly shaken.

It is understood a substantial number of televisions were stolen.

Police have appealed for information.