Man with knife robs business


A man brandishing a knife has robbed business premises in east Belfast.

The incident happened last night (Thursday) at approximately 6.15pm. The man entered an office and demanded money. He made off with a cash box which was later found discarded in an alleyway near the Crystal Street area.

The man is described as being aged in his 30s, about 5’7” tall, of slim build with dark hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue jacket, a navy hooded top, jeans and had a scarf over his face.

Detective Sergeant Natalie McNally said: “I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”