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Appeal over Belfast robbery incidents - stolen car linked


Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information over two robbery incidents in Belfast.

The first incident was an attempted robbery of commercial premises in the Kennedy Way shopping centre shortly before 9pm on Thursday.

Three men, who had their faces covered entered the premises. One had a hammer and a second one had what is believed to be a wheel brace. One of the suspects attempted to open a till but was unsuccessful. It is believed they made off from the scene in a blue Volkswagen Passat-type vehicle.

The second incident, a robbery of commercial premises in Boucher Crescent, Belfast, occurred at around 9pm. Two men armed with what was believed to be crowbars entered the premises and stole the drawers from two tills. Again it is believed they fled the scene in a blue Passat-type vehicle.

A female member of staff was pushed by one of the suspects during this incident.

It is believed that the vehicle used in these robberies was stolen from the Stoneyford Road, Crumlin sometime between 6.30pm – 8.55pm on Thursday.

Detective Sergeant McPhillips would appeal to anyone who observed this vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously in the Kennedy Way or Boucher Road areas of Belfast last night to contact Detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1295 03/05/18.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

Belfast Telegraph