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South Belfast police appeals

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

Mobile phone theft

A boy and girl, both in their teens, were robbed at knifepoint as they sat on a bench close to the park gates opposite Ormeau Park Surgery, in south Belfast.

The incident happened shortly before 7pm on Thursday, March 18 when the pair were forced by two males to hand over their mobile phones.

Blythe Street burglary

A number of items were taken during a house burglary in the Blythe Street area of south Belfast in the early hours of March 17.

The haul included a pink and white Hi-Grade laptop with a white keyboard (which sits up slightly due to damage), a gold handbag and a black River Island purse containing a large sum of cash.

Chlorine Gardens burglary

Electronic equipment and jewellry was taken from a house in the Chlorine Gardens area of south Belfast some time between 6pm on Friday, March 12 and 6pm the following day.

The haul included: a Canon Ixus camera; a Compaq laptop; an Epson colour printer; a Panasonic digital camera; a black Toshiba DVD player; a Gucci ring and Gucci bracelet; white gold earrings with a cubic zirconia stone in the middle and matching necklace; a Gucci necklace with an army dog tag and a large green and black suitcase.

South Belfast van theft

A van delivery driver sustained facial injuries and had to be treated in hospital, after he was struck a number of times by a gang who demanded his vehicle.

The incident happened shortly before 2pm on Monday, March 15, at Lower Windsor Avenue in south Belfast.

The driver was forced by the gang to drive the van away.

It was found burning a short time later on the Milltown Road, at the entrance to Bog Meadows.

Belfast Telegraph