Northern Ireland

Thieves smash up shop during Dunmurry robbery

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A shop assistant has been treated for shock after being threatened by two men armed with a meat cleaver and a baseball bat in Dunmurry on Tuesday.

After the pair demanded that the woman hand over cash, the man carrying the baseball bat smashed the till and grabbed a small sum of money.

As the man and his accomplice were leaving the shop he smashed a glass counter.

A woman who witnessed the robbery was "very shaken" but otherwise uninjured.