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Witness appeal after man, 23, bailed in armed raids probe

Published 03/04/2016

Anyone with information is asked to contact police
Anyone with information is asked to contact police

A man arrested over a string of four armed robberies in two days in south Belfast has been bailed by police.

Nobody was hurt in the commercial raids but the shop staff were left "badly shaken", the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

The first robbery took place at around 8.30am on Thursday in the Ormeau Road area of the city, followed by two more in Botanic Avenue at 9.55am and 8.30pm.

A fourth business, Vivo newsagents in Ormeau Road, was targeted by a man wielding a knife at 4pm on Friday, officers said.

A 23-year-old man has been released on bail pending further inquiries and officers have appealed for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Musgrave PSNI station on 101.

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