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Dundrum and Belfast armed robberies linked - woman injured, three arrested

North Queen Street, Belfast.
North Queen Street, Belfast.

A woman was injured and three people arrested after two armed robberies on Sunday in Belfast and Co Down.

In the first just after 10.30am two men, one armed with a hammer, entered a shop on Main Street in Dundrum and threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash. It is believed that the suspects made off in a silver car that had been parked nearby.

Later at around 1.40pm three men entered an off licence on North Queen Street in north Belfast and threaten staff with a knife. They made off with cash, cigarettes and a number of bottles of alcohol. A female member of staff suffered a cut to her hand during the incident. It is believed the suspects made off in a silver coloured car that was parked in Upper Canning Street.

A silver Citroen car believed to have been involved in the incidents was found abandoned on Upper Whiterock Road in west Belfast at around 4pm.

Police arrested a two men aged 23 and 41 along with a 27-year-old woman. The woman has been released pending further investigation while the others remain in police custody.

Police have appealed for information.

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