Dublin Road Belfast: Teen threatened with knife during robbery

By Sophie McLaughlin

A teenager was threatened with a knife after a robbery in South Belfast on Monday night.

Police are appealing for information following a report of an incident at around 11.30pm in the Dublin Road area of the city on October 4.

The suspect, described as being 6' 2" and of "stocky build", made off in the Shaftesbury Square direction with a sum of cash.

Detective Sergeant Natalie Moore said: “At around 11.30pm, a male in his teens was approached by a man asking him for money.

“When he refused, the suspect threatened him with a knife, before making off with a sum of cash in the direction of Shaftesbury Square.

“The suspect is described as being approximately 6’ 2” in height, of stocky build, and with short ginger hair and a bushy beard. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a dark coloured hoody.

“I am appealing to anyone with information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 777 of 05/10/21.”

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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