Police Appeal Following Armed Robbery In South Belfast

Police are appealing for information in connection with an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Belfast.

Two men, one armed with a knife, entered the premises on Botanic Avenue in south Belfast on Tuesday at around 2.40pm.

A male customer confronted the thief with a knife, and sustained a cut on his arm.

The men made off on foot empty-handed.

One of the males is described as wearing a navy blue baseball cap, jacket, with a white scarf covering his face.
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Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: "We wish to identify this customer, who had left the scene prior to police arrival and would appeal to him to contact the police."

They are also appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.


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