Police appeal for information and witnesses following robbery at south Belfast shop

Police appeal for information and witnesses following robbery at south Belfast shop

Detectives are investigating a robbery at a shop in south Belfast on Monday 10th June.

Police received a report shortly before 4.50pm that at around 4.15pm a man had entered a store in the Ormeau Road area with a large holdall. The suspect walked to the back of the shop and appeared to speak with another customer.

The suspect then lifted multiple meat items and attempted to hide them on his person. When he went to leave the shop, he was confronted by a staff member and detained.

Police revealed that a struggle subsequently ensued, with the suspect shouting at the worker, threatening him with violence.

“A number of items also fell onto the floor – including a Stanley blade. The suspect broke free and pushed past a woman as he fled on foot in the direction of Rugby Road,” said Detective Sergeant Faulkner.

“He is described as being of heavy build and was wearing a black jacket, blue shirt, grey jeans and black trainers.

“Our investigation is continuing and we are keen to speak with anyone who was in the shop at the time and witnessed what happened to make contact with us on 101, quoting reference number 1343 10/06/24.

“We would also appeal to anyone who may have CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage of the area at the time of the report that we could also review.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/