Armed robbery - North Queen Street, North Belfast

Armed robbery - North Queen Street, North Belfast

Police in Belfast are appealing for information following a robbery in North Queen Street on the morning of Friday 17 June.

Shortly before 9am, a man armed with a knife stole 50-60 cartons of cigarettes from a lorry making a delivery to a shop before running off over a nearby bridge towards Carlisle Parade. The lorry driver and his helper were not injured.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “The suspect is described as being between 5’9” and 5’10” tall, aged in his early thirties, of stocky build and had a round, tanned face with a Belfast accent. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a dark zip-up top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anyone matching this description, or anyone who can provide any information that could assist in the investigation, to contact detectives at Musgrave Reactive and Organised Crime on 101, quoting reference number 267 of 17/06/16.

“Alternatively, information can be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.