Northern Ireland

Armed gang in city bistro robbery

Five staff members at an east Belfast bistro have been threatened by an armed gang during an early morning robbery.

Six masked men, armed with a handgun, a crowbar and a mallet, entered Horatio Todd's on the Newtownards Road at about 0140 BST on Friday.

They threatened staff before locking them in an office and making off with the safe which was believed to contain several thousands pounds.

Detectives have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.