North Belfast attempted armed robberies: Man held by police
A man has been arrested in connection with two attempted armed robberies in north Belfast.
The first happened at a shop in the North Queen Street area at around 3.20pm, after a man armed with knife demanded money.
He then made off empty handed in a silver car.
A short time later a man, matching the same description, entered another shop.
He claimed to have a knife, and once again demanded cash.
The suspect in both incidents was described as being of heavy build, wearing dark rimmed glasses and a baseball cap.
Around an hour after the first attempted robbery, a silver car was stopped by police in North Queen Street.
The suspect, who is in his 20s, remains in police custody.
Belfast Telegraph Digital