A man escaped with cash following an armed robbery in Birkirkara.

The police said the hold-up took place in Triq Fleur de Lys at 6.30am.

The man, who was hooded and carrying a knife, entered the shop and demanded cash from the 29-year-old woman from Żabbar, who was manning the shop.

The man escaped with the money.

The police are investigating.

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