Northern Ireland

Shots fired during bank robbery in south Belfast

Armed robbers fired a number of shots during a bank robbery in south Belfast, police have said.

Two men armed with handguns entered the Ulster Bank on the Upper Lisburn Road at about 1430 BST on Wednesday.

They demanded money from staff before making off with a large sum of cash and a bank customer's handbag.

A police spokeswoman said up to three shots were reported to have been fired during the robbery. There were no reports of any injuries

One person was treated for shock at the scene.

Police believe a third robber may have been waiting in a getaway car, possibly a white Renault Laguna, and have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.