Detectives investigating a report of an attempted robbery at commercial robbery in North Belfast on Tuesday 12th September, have arrested two men.

Detective Sergeant McCartan said: “Shortly after 1am, it was reported that two men entered a fast-food takeaway premises in the Mountcollyer Avenue area with both men armed with suspected firearms. It was reported that one of the men threatened a member of staff with the suspected firearm as he tried to access the till inside. The other man pointed his suspected firearm at a female delivery driver who was parked outside. The men then left empty-handed on foot in the direction of North Queens Street following the incident. There were no reports of any injuries.

“Two men, aged 30 and 31 years old were subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and carrying a firearm with intent to commit an indicatable offence. Both men remain in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone with any information that might assist with the investigation, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 103 12/09/23. Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”