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Andersonstown Road: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and assault after being restrained by west Belfast shop staff

Published 18/08/2016

Andersonstown Road robbery attempt: Suspect restrained by members of staff
Andersonstown Road robbery attempt: Suspect restrained by members of staff

A 30-year-old man has been arrested following the report of an attempted robbery at a shop in the Andersonstown Road area of west Belfast on Thursday.

Shortly before 5pm police received a report that a man had entered the premises armed with a knife and demanded money. No money was handed over and the suspect was restrained by members of staff.

A number of people were reportedly injured during the incident, however their injuries are not life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: "The suspect was restrained by members of staff and duly arrested on the arrival of police at the scene.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact police in Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 945 18/08/16. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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