1. ITV Report

Man armed with samurai sword robs off-licence

It happened on Sunday evening.

A man armed with a samurai sword has robbed an off-licence in east Belfast.

It happened in the Woodstock Road area on Sunday evening.

Police said the man went into the shop at around 8.45pm and demanded cash from staff, before running off towards the Cregagh Road.

No injuries were reported.

The man has been described as being around 40 years old, of thin build with dark facial stubble and wearing a grey flat cap and black raincoat.

The sword was described as being 2’ long with a black handle and black blade.

Detectives investigating the incident have asked anyone who saw what happened or has any further information to come forward.