Belfast Telegraph

Watch armed robber slip and fall as he threatens staff at Belfast off-licence

By Claire Williamson

Can you help police identify this man?

Police have appealed for information after a man armed with a knife slipped and fell as he robbed an off-licence in Belfast - giving a clear view of his face.

It happened on the Ormeau Road on February 15 at 9.15pm.

The man armed with a knife entered the store, threatened staff and demanded money before making off with a sum of cash from the tills.

He is described as around 6ft, slim with short dark hair.

He was wearing a red 'fleece' jacket with writing across the centre, a pair of dark blue jeans, black and white shoes, a sheepskin coloured hat with long ear warmers and a pair of brown rimmed sunglasses.

Detective Constable Tracey Blair said: “It was raining heavily outside and when the male entered the shop he slipped and fell on the floor with a female customer causing his hat and sunglasses to fall off thus allowing a clear unobstructed view of his face.

“I would appeal any member of public who was present in the off license at the time of the robbery to contact police as they may be able to assist with the investigation.

"I would also ask people to look at this footage carefully to see if they can identify the suspect and to contact CID Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101 or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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