Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Winemark robbery accused is remanded

A man was remanded in custody today accused of involvement in an armed robbery on a south Belfast off licence.

Michael Cassidy appeared in court over his alleged role in the cash raid on Winemark on the Ormeau Road last Friay night.

The 22-year-old, of Shaftesbury Avenue in the city, faces charges of robbery, possessing a knife with intent to commit robbery, and making a threat to kill.

He is also accused of stealing an electronic monitoring tag valued at £176 in a separate incident on December 7.

Standing in the dock at Belfast Magistrates' Court, Cassidy spoke only to confirm he understood all of the charges.

A PSNI officer said she could connect him to the alleged offences.

She confirmed to a defence solicitor that CCTV evidence was not available for Cassidy to view during police interviews.

District Judge George Conner was told the accused was not making a bail application at this stage.

Cassidy was remanded in custody to appear again by video-link in four weeks time.

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