Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an attempted robbery at a filling station on the Antrim Road, North Belfast, on Friday 1st December.

It was reported shortly before 10pm that three men, all dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered, entered the shop and threatened staff with knives. No money was handed over and after a short struggle, a male staff member forced the men from the premises. The men then made off from the scene country-bound, on foot. The staff member sustained a cut to his hand as a result of the incident and was also left very shaken.

Detectives would ask anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, to call them at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1770 01/12/23. A report can be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at