Belfast Telegraph

Man beaten in south Belfast street robbery

A man in his 20s has suffered injuries to his head and upper body during a street robbery in south Belfast.

Police say the incident happened in the Malone Place area of the city in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The man was approached by two males who attacked him at around 2.10am.

The pair forced him to empty his pockets and stole his wallet and mobile phone.

They both had Belfast accents and made off in the direction of Blondin Street.

It is believed they continued onto Sandy Row towards Hope Street.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact them at Musgrave Reactive and Organised Crime Branch on 101, quoting reference 271 of 18/03/17.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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