Arrest following a robbery in the Ormeau Road area

  • 23 May 2022

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Police investigating a report of a robbery which occurred at the Ormeau Road area of south Belfast on Sunday 22nd May, arrested a 23 year old man.

Sergeant Adams said: “Shortly before 7:50pm, it was reported that a man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s were outside a commercial premises when they were approached by two males. One of the men threatened the man with a knife and following a struggle, the two men punched and kicked the man to his face, head, stomach and back repeatedly as he lay on the ground. The woman was also kicked to the chest by one of the men as she tried to intervene. The men then made off with two mobile phones, a bank card and a sum of money following the incident.

“One of the men is described as 6ft 3inches in height and was wearing a white coloured jacket and black tracksuit bottoms. The second man is described as being 5ft 8inches in height, of slim build and wearing a dark coloured tracksuit.

“A 23 year old man was later arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries. 

“Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1659 22/05/22. A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ . You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”
 
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.

 


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