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Police Notes for North Belfast and Newtownabbey

Police in north Belfast and Newtownabbey are appealing for information in relation to a number of incidents.

Robbery, Crumlin Road

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in the Crumlin Road area on Thursday, January 21.

Shortly before 6.30pm, two men entered a local convenience store and threatened staff before making off with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. It is believed the men may have made off in the direction of the Glenside Parade area.

One of the men is described as being 5ft 9ins and was wearing a dark green zip up jacket, dark jeans or tracksuit bottoms and a balaclava.

The second man is described as being 5ft 7ins and was wearing a dark Nike coat and a black balaclava with blonde hair protruding.

Burglary, York Street

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in York Street.

On Sunday, January 24, about 4am, it was discovered that an office at a railway station had been broken into. It is not believed anything was taken although the office was ransacked.

Robbery, Crumlin Road

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a bookmakers shop on the Crumlin Road on Monday, January 25.

At approximately 7pm, two men carrying handguns, entered the premises and demanded money.

One of the men is described as being of stocky build, wearing a dark coloured hooded jacket, with a black and blue scarf covering his face.

The men made off with cash.

Robbery, Mill Road

Police are appealing for information after a cash in transit van was robbed at a DIY superstore in Newtownabbey.

It happened at 4.45pm on Monday, January 25, at the B&Q outlet on Mill Road.

Two men, one armed with a knife, attacked the security guard and stole the cash box he was carrying, which contained a substantial sum of money.

The guard was shaken but uninjured by his ordeal.

Anyone who has information or who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in these areas at the time in question is asked to contact local police on 0845 600 8000.

Alternatively, information on these incidents or any other crime can be passed anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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