04/02/2015

Police Appeal Over Three Armed Robberies

Police are appealing for information following three armed robberies in north and west Belfast on the evening of Tuesday 3 February.

At about 19:55 it was reported that a man believed to be armed with a suspected firearm entered a convenience store on the Crumlin Road while another man stayed outside.

The man then left with a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes. Both are believed to have walked in the direction of Legmail Street.

Then, at about 20:40, two men, both believed to be armed with suspected firearms, entered a bookmakers in the Shaws Road area of west Belfast and demanded money. The pair left empty handed and are believed to have gone in the direction of Rossnareen Road on foot.

At about 21:10, it was reported that two men, one armed with a suspected firearm and one armed with a hammer, entered a bookmakers in the Andersonstown Road area of west Belfast. They left empty handed.

Police are investigating a link between the two incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

The independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

(IT/CD)

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