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Police are appealing for information following the car park robbery.

Police are appealing for information following the car park robbery.

Police are appealing for information following the car park robbery.

Police are appealing for information after a woman was stabbed in the hand as a man stole her handbag.

The robbery took place in the Antrim Road area of Belfast on Tuesday evening.

It was reported that at 5:20 pm a man unsuccessfully tried to steal a handbag from a woman in a supermarket car-park before making off in the direction of the Limestone Road. 

At 8:20 pm another woman was approached in the same car-park by a male armed with a knife. She was stabbed in the hand suffering a small laceration and her handbag was taken before the suspect again made off in the direction of the Limestone Road. 

The suspect is described as 5’6” in height with a slim build and dark jacket. 

Detective Sergeant McPhillips said: "Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference CCS 1339 12/06/18.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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