21/07/2015

Man Attacks Staff Member During Armed Robbery In South Belfast

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery in south Belfast.

The incident happened at a fast food restaurant in the Botanic Avenue area in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A man hit a female member of staff with a hammer before making off with a sum of money and another staff member's mobile phone.

The victim, a woman aged in her 20s, suffered bruising to her side. The other staff member, also a woman in her 20s, was not injured in the incident.
News Image
The man is described as being of medium build, approximately 5'6" tall and he was wearing a balaclava, a light blue t-shirt and dark jeans.

Detective Sergeant Dolores Black said: "I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

(CD/JP)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

26 April 2018
Woman Convicted Of Fraudulently Claiming Over £13,000 In Benefits
A 31-year-old woman has been convicted of claiming more than £13,000 in benefits she was not entitled to. Catherine Sheridan of Ardowen, Craigavon claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £13,750 while failing to declare that she was living with a partner as husband and wife.
25 April 2018
Missing Woman Stacey Yates Found
A missing 31-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Coleraine has been found. Stacey Yates was reported missing after leaving her home to go to work at around 6pm on Monday, 23 April. Police confirmed that she has now been found. The PSNI previously issued an appeal for information to help trace her whereabouts.
16 May 2018
Investigation Launched After Man Assaulted In East Belfast
An investigation has been launched after a man was assaulted in east Belfast. The attack happened in the Dundonald area at around 9.30am on Wednesday, 16 May. The victim, aged in his 50s, is currently receiving hospital treatment after sustaining a head injury and wounds to his abdomen. His condition is not known.
18 May 2018
Five Burglaries In North Down Linked
Five burglaries across north Down this week are believed to be linked. Three homes in Bangor, one in Holywood and one in Newtownards were targeted by burglars between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, police have said.
28 October 2015
Armed Man Robs Shop In Co Down
A man armed with a knife has robbed a shop in County Down. The incident happened in the Central Promenade area of Newcastle at around 8.25pm on Tuesday. The man made off with a sum of money and a staff member's mobile phone.
25 April 2018
Other News In Brief
Elderly Man Assaulted During Burglary In Irvinestown Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Irvinestown. A man, aged in his 60s, was awoken in his home by an intruder, in the early hours of Tuesday 24 April. The elderly man was punched several times by the intruder, who demanded money.
09 May 2018
Belfast Marathon Death: Limavady Man Named
The PSNI have named the man who died after collapsing during the Belfast Marathon as 50-year-old Stephen Heaney. Described as a "devoted dad", Mr Heaney collapsed on the Sydenham bypass approximately five miles into the marathon on Monday, 07 May.
07 September 2015
Man Armed With Hurley Bat Robs Bar In Dunmurry
Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a bar in the Dunmurry area in the early hours of Monday morning. The incident occurred at premises on the Glenburn Road at approximately 12.30am. A masked man, armed with a hurley bat, threatened and demanded money from a female staff member. He made off with a sum of cash.
21 October 2011
PSNI Hunt For Lisburn Road Robbers
An armed robbery at a shop in south Belfast is being probed today. PSNI detectives are appealing for information following the armed robbery at business premises in the Lisburn Road area yesterday evening, Thursday 20th October. A police statement said: "At around 7.
19 June 2015
Armed Robbery In Cabragh
Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery at a filling station in Cabragh. At around 10.30pm on Thursday, 18 June, three masked men – one of whom is said to have been armed with a fire arm – approached a female member of staff at the premises on the Ballygawley Road.
09 October 2014
Armed Men Rob Downpatrick Shop
Detectives in Downpatrick, County Down have appealed for information following a report of an armed robbery at licensed premises on the Belfast Road, Ballynahinch, County Down, on Wednesday 8 October. At around 21:45, it is believed that one man entered a shop in the area armed with a suspected firearm.
04 September 2006
Off-licence robbed in west Belfast
Police in west Belfast have appealed for information following an armed robbery at an off-sales yesterday morning. Shortly after 11am, a member of staff was approached by a man armed with a large knife, as he entered the Wineflair shop on the Andersonstown Road in the west of the city.
11 October 2004
Shop assistant held at gunpoint during robbery
Police in south Belfast are appealing for information following a robbery at a supermarket in the city centre on Sunday afternoon. At around 1.30pm a member of staff in an Iceland store at Castle Street was confronted in a rear office by a man armed with a handgun.
02 May 2018
UVF To Claim Responsibility For Killing Some Ballymurphy Victims
The UVF is to claim it was responsible for some of the shootings to the Ballymurphy killings inquest. Members of the Parachute Regiment have always been held responsible for the civilians' deaths during three days of gunfire in August 1971.
16 August 2006
Attempted robbery in Newry
Police in County Down have appealed for information following an attempted robbery yesterday afternoon. The incident happened at around 2pm, when a male, armed with a knife, entered a shop at a service station on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry.