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Gun-toting woman wearing cow print onesie robs man in latest incident on Belfast's 'golden mile'

By Rebecca Black

It was once the most popular part of Belfast for going out at night, but now fears have been voiced about how safe the city's 'golden mile' really is.

It comes after a man was robbed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Bizarrely, the 20-year-old victim was threatened by a woman wearing a cow print onesie.

More worryingly, she was armed with a suspected firearm in the Great Victoria Street area.

The incident took place at around 3am. It is understood that the man got into a Volkswagen Golf, believing he could get a lift with the occupants, when he was robbed.

He was threatened by a woman wearing a distinctive cow print onesie. She did not get out of the car during the incident. The trio made off with what police have described as a "sum of cash".

PSNI Detective Constable Gareth Hussey has urged anyone who may have spotted the car or woman wearing the distinctive onesie to contact officers.

"I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101," he said.

The PSNI has revealed that in total there were 11 arrests across Belfast between 7.15am on Wednesday and 4.10am on Thursday for a number of offences including aggravated burglary, drink driving, theft, dangerous driving, assault on police and possession of an offensive weapon.

SDLP councillor Declan Boyle said the incident is the latest in a series of crimes to hit the area.

He said he believes that more visible police patrols around the city centre might reduce the number of crimes.

"It is extremely worrying if you cannot walk or drive about the city centre without these types of incidents happening," he said.

"We need more police patrols around the city centre to deter attackers. I don't know where these attackers are from but Belfast does certainly seem to be a magnet for these sorts of things.

"I will certainly be bringing this issue up at the next meeting of the South Belfast District Policing and Community Safety Partnership."

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