Staff threatened in armed robbery bid at station
Two women employees have been threatened at gunpoint during an attempted robbery at a petrol station in east Belfast.
The robbery bid took place at a petrol station on the Beersbridge Road.
Two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, went into the station shortly before 2300 BST on Thursday.
They told the women to fill bags with cash, but then fled empty-handed towards Hyndford Street where a shot was fired into the air.
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.