Police investigate link between two armed robberies in Belfast
Police are investigating a link between two armed robberies that happened within 15 minutes of each other in Belfast.
At around 10.15pm on Thursday December 4 a man armed with a knife attempted to rob a Belfast fast food takeaway on the Ormeau Road.
Members of staff refused to hand over any money and challenged the man who made off citywards on foot, empty handed.
He was described as being around 5ft 9in tall and was wearing a blue woollen hat, a red and black coat, with a red scarf covering his face.
Then at around 10.30pm police received a report that a woman had been threatened by a man, armed with a knife, and had her handbag stolen, in Rugby Avenue.
There were no reports of any injuries in either incident.
The man was of a similar description to the person involved in the first incident and officers are investigating a link between the two incidents.
Detective Sergeant Neil Maxwell has appealed for anyone who has any information about either incident to contact CID in Musgrave on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Belfast Telegraph Digital