Belfast Telegraph

East Belfast armed robbery: Two held after hammer used in off licence theft

A man and a woman have been arrested by police investigating an armed robbery in the Ballyhackamore area of east Belfast on Sunday night.

The incident happened on the Upper Newtownards Road shortly after 8pm.

A man and a woman, one of whom was armed with a hammer, entered an off-licence and threatened a male employee before stealing bottles of alcohol.

Police said two people were later arrested in connection with the incident.

Detective Inspector Richard Thornton has appealed for anyone with mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward.

“We are appealing for witnesses to this crime to get in touch with police,” he said.

“We are particularly keen for anyone who may have mobile footage of this incident to come forward by calling 101 quoting reference number 1212 25/06/17, or if you wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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