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Police appeal after spate of robberies in east Belfast

Police are appealing following a spate of robberies and attempted robberies in east Belfast.

The four incidents happened on Saturday November 11.

Between 7am and 9am there were attempted made to rob an off-licence on the Castlereagh Road and a shop on the Beersbridge Road however no money was taken.

In the third incident on the Belmont Church Road at around the same time a man entered a shop armed with an iron bar and took a small sum of money.

The fourth incident was reported to police at around 1.30pm when a shop on the Newtownards Road was entered by a man armed with a knife.

A sum of money was handed over before the man made off from the scene.

Detective Sergeant Gardiner said: “We believe at this time that there were two or more individuals involved in these incidents and they may have been travelling in a silver coloured Vauxhall Insignia car.

"A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection to the incidents but has since been released on bail pending further police enquiries. There were no reports of any injuries.

“I would ask anyone who has any information about any of these incidents to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 378 11/11/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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