Man arrested after attempted pharmacy robbery

  • 06 April 2017

Man arrested after attempted pharmacy robbery

Crest centred

A man has been arrested following an attempted armed robbery at a chemist in west Belfast this morning, Thursday 6 April.

At around 9.30am a man armed with a knife entered premises on Falls Road. He threatened two staff members before attacking them.

One member of staff, a man aged in his 40’s, sustained a stab wound to his arm and the second, a man in his 50’s, sustained a stab wound to his chest.  Both have been taken to hospital for treatment. At this time their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The 26 year old suspect was detained at the scene on suspicion of offences including attempted murder and attempted robbery. He is currently in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne is appealing for witnesses. Detectives can be contacted at Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 249 of 06/04/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.