Police are appealing for information after a robbery and an attempted robbery in north Belfast.
In the first incident, reported to police aruond 5.25pm, a man entered a newsagents on Ballygomartin Road and demanded money from the till. He claimed to have a knife but none was seen by staff who refused to hand over cash.
He then left the scene empty handed.
A short time later, at around 6pm, staff at a frozen foods store on Ballysillan Road reported being robbed by a male wielding a knife.
The man demanded money from the tills and escaped with a sum of cash.
Police believe the same male may have been responsible for both incidents and are appealing for witnesses.
Anyone with information can contact police at Antrim Road CID offices on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their name they can contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.