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Accused on double robbery charges

A man has been charged in Belfast with trying to rob a chemist's in the Sandy Row area yesterday only two hours after allegedly holding up a shop on the Castlereagh Road.

David Maurice Adams (39), from Jocelyn Street, is alleged to have stolen £290 from the first shop.

Adams was also accused of having a knife.

He was refused bail at Belfast Magistrates Court because he is on licence for firearms offences.

Adams was remanded in custody until August 23.

Belfast Telegraph