Man arrested after string of Belfast robberies
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies and attempted armed robberies in Belfast.
The latest incident took place at 1.25pm on Friday when a man entered a pharmacy on Westminster Avenue North armed with a suspected firearm.
He threatened staff and made off with cash and prescription drugs.
A short time later a man was arrested by police and cash, prescription drugs and a BB gun were found in his possession. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possessing a firearm in suspicious circumstances.
The 27-year-old is also being questioned in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a filling station on the Beersbridge Road in the early hours of Friday morning, an attempted armed robbery of a fast food outlet on the Albertbridge Road on April 19 and an armed robbery of a shop on Orangefield Lane on April 23.
Detective Inspector Kerry Brennan said: “Thankfully the quick reactions of police, with vital information from eye witnesses, has resulted in this individual being arrested.
"These incidents were terrifying for the members of staff involved and I wish to reassure the local community that Police are doing all they can to identify those responsible for these types of incidents and bring them before the courts."
Belfast Telegraph Digital