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Man armed with hammer attempts to rob Belfast hotel

A man armed with a hammer attempted to rob a hotel in south Belfast in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The incident took place in the University Street area around 3.45am.

Police received a report of a male entering the the premises armed with a hammer. He threatened a male member of staff during the incident.

The man made off from the scene empty handed towards the Ormeau Road area. The member of staff was not injured during the incident.

He was described as wearing a red Raincoat, blue jeans and a dark baseball cap. He was also wearing a multi-coloured scarf around his face during the incident.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the man or who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 342 18/11/18," Detective Constable McIlwaine said.

"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.”

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