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Police seek information about crimes in south and east Belfast

A number of incidents are currently being investigated by police in south and east Belfast. They are appealing for help from the public in catching those responsible.

Burglary, North Parade

A number of items were taken from a house in North Parade during a burglary sometime between 5pm and 8pm on Wednesday, February 10.

The haul included a pink Sony Vaio laptop with a 17-inch screen which was contained in a large black and tan coloured leather rucksack, a sum of euro and an unknown quantity of jewellery along with two sets of car keys.

Burglaries, Dunraven and Circular Road

Police in east Belfast are appealing for information following two burglaries which took place on Sunday, February 7.

The first occurred in the Dunraven Crescent area when the owner reported that a brick had been thrown, smashing the glass in the front door.

Keys to the family car, which had been left on the inside of the door, were stolen.

The second incident took place when a house on the Circular Road was entered through the unlocked front door. The keys to the family car were also taken and the vehicle was driven away.

Police are appealing to householders to ensure that properties are secure and keys are not left lying in locks or visible to passers-by.

Burglary, Greystown

Thieves netted a huge haul of jewellery, euro , sterling and electronic equipment during a burglary on Thursday, February 11, in the Greystown Park area between 9am and 5pm.

Items stolen included: a grey coloured Tom Tom Sat Nav 530 with blue tooth; a silver coloured Sony Cyber shot 7.2mp digital camera, including a memory stick; a silver coloured Dell Inspiron 6000 1GB 15-inch laptop; a white coloured Acer Net book with a 24 GB solid state hard disk; a 12ct gold engagement ring with the central stone missing and a diamond chip missing out of the 12 surrounding chips; an antique, gold locket with a fine chain and a fleur-de-lys set in gold with a blue centre; a gold coloured, antique fob pocket watch with a white face, black roman numerals and black hands.

Attempted armed robbery

On Saturday, February 5, a man entered a fast food restaurant on the Holywood Road at around 7.20pm and told staff to hand over cash.

When they refused he produced what's thought to have been a knife and tried to vault over a serving counter. Staff were shaken but unhurt.

The man left empty handed and was seen heading towards a neighbouring health centre.

Ormeau Road robbery

Staff foiled an attempted robbery at an Ormeau Road off licence on Wednesday, February 10.

A man entered the store at around 8.10pm and ordered a staff member to open the till. When he refused the man attempted to vault the counter. A struggle then ensued during which the worker was punched on the head.

A second member of staff attempted to step in and the scuffle spilled out onto the street. The assailant ran off empty handed in the direction of the Ormeau Embankment.

Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to contact Musgrave Street CID on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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