03/11/2015

Man Armed With Hatchet Robs Shop In North Belfast

A man armed with a hatchet has robbed a shop in north Belfast.

The incident occurred at premises just before 7.30pm on the Serpentine Road on Sunday.

Staff members were threatened by the man and he made off with a sum of cash and cigarettes.

The suspect is described as being of medium build with fair skin and was wearing a blue coat.
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A man was arrested on Sunday and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Elsewhere, police have launched an investigation after a man armed with a hammer robbed a shop in the Antrim Road area of north Belfast.

The incident happened at around 7.20pm on Saturday.

The man threatened staff and made off with a sum of cash.

No-one was injured in the incidents.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

(CD/LM)

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