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North Belfast and Newtownabbey police appeals

Police are currently investigating a number of crimes in north Belfast and Newtownabbey and are asking the public to come forward with any information.

Mountview Robbery

Staff at commercial premises in the Mountview Street area of north Belfast were threatened during a robbery on Monday, March 15.

At around 4.30pm two men, one of them armed with what’s thought to have been a knife, demanded a quantity of cash.

One of the robbers was around five feet eight inches tall, of medium build and was wearing a blue jacket with orange stripes and jeans. The second man was wearing a dark coloured fleece and black gloves.

Deerpark Van Theft

A white, Ford Iveco van was stolen in north Belfast by a teenager, armed with what is believed to have been a knife.

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He forced the driver out of his vehicle in the Deerpark Road area and drove off towards Ardoyne. The incident happened shortly before 2.30pm on Monday, March 15.

The thief is described as in his late teens, with a swarthy complexion and dark hair.

He was wearing a dark coat, blue jeans, a light coloured baseball cap and white trainers.

Boghill Burglary

Two flat screen TVs and an antique tricycle were among a number of items stolen from a house on Boghill Road in Mallusk on Friday, March 12.

Thieves broke in some time between 10.15am and 1.45pm.

Hightown Theft

A small number of items were stolen from two houses on the Hightown Road in Glengormley, at around 8.40pm on Thursday, March 11.

North Belfast Break-ins

Two houses in the same area of north Belfast were broken into on Sunday, March 14.

At around 10.20pm a householder in the Kilcoole area discovered someone had broken into his property, although it is not believed anything was taken.

Some time before 10.30pm a number of items were stolen from a property in the nearby Mountcoole area.

Information about any of these crimes can be passed to police on 0845 600 8000 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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