Bangor attempted robbery arrest

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Police in Bangor have arrested a 17 year old male on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted robbery, possession of a blade and burglary.

It follows an incident during which a knife was held to the throat of a man yesterday, Wednesday 28 March.

A man in his sixties was working inside a shop on Albert Street at around 4.10pm when a male armed with a knife approached him. The suspect held the blade to the victim’s throat, demanding money but fled when the victim refused.

A short time later a male matching the suspect’s description was detained while attempting to steal a bicycle in the Crosby Street area.

He remains in custody this morning assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 903 28/03/18.

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.