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Man's jaw and cheekbone broken in 'vicious' Belfast robbery

The robbery happened on the Cliftonville Road on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps
The robbery happened on the Cliftonville Road on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps

A man suffered a broken jaw and cheekbone during a "vicious" robbery in Belfast, police have said.

The attack happened on Tuesday afternoon when the victim, a man in his 20s, was standing on the Cliftonville Road near the junction with Glenard Brook.

He was approached by a man and struck on the side of the head with what is believed to have been a wheel brace, before the suspect made off with the victim's mobile phone.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Eric Fairfield said: “The man is described as being in his 20s, around six feet tall and of stocky build. It is understood he was wearing a grey hooded top and grey shorts.

“The victim suffered a broken cheekbone and jaw as a result of this vicious attack.

“Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 728 of 30/04/19.”

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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