Men robbed during aggravated burglary in apartment block

The area around Donegall Quay in Belfast - Google image
The area around Donegall Quay in Belfast - Google image

Two men armed with knives made off with a sum of money from a Belfast apartment block during an aggravated burglary.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the incident at an apartment block in the Donegall Quay area of Belfast in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 19 September.

Detective Inspector Richard Thornton said: “Just after 1am, we received a report that two men, armed with knives entered an apartment and demanded money from three male residents. They made off with a sum of cash. None of the residents was injured.

“We believe that they also made attempts to gain entry to other apartments but without success. There was also a report of an attempt to break into business premises at the same location."

Det Insp Thornton said one of the men is described as being 6 foo ttall, of heavy build with brown hair and wearing a black hoody top. The other is said to be 5ft 6ins tall with a reddish face, brown hair and of heavy build. He was reported to be wearing a light coloured-top with red on it.

“If you saw either of these men or anyone acting suspiciously in the Donegall Quay or Custom House Square areas of the city between midnight and 2am, please get in touch with detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 39 of 19/9/17.," added Det Insp Thornton.

“Alternatively, information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”