Man arrested following armed robbery of Belmont Road shop

Man arrested following armed robbery of Belmont Road shop

Police are appealing for information following the report of an armed robbery in east Belfast.

The incident occurred at a shop on the Belmont Road area on Saturday 4th November.

It was reported that shortly after 6.30pm, a man armed with a knife entered the shop and demanded money from the till.

A sum of money was handed over and the man then ran off in the direction of Dundela Avenue. He was described as being around 5’9” tall and was wearing a grey baseball cap, a dark navy coloured jacket, grey trousers and had a black face covering.

A 31-year-old man was arrested a short time later in relation to the incident and remains in custody at this time.

Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, is asked to call detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1334 04/11/23.

A report can be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at