Armed robbery attempt outside city bank

Published Tuesday, 05 August 2014
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Two men armed with a knife and a hatchet have attempted to rob a customer outside a bank in west Belfast, but made off empty handed after the victim fought them off.

Armed robbery attempt outside city bank
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the struggle to contact them. (© UTV)

He was approached by the armed pair outside the premises on Andersonstown Road on Monday at 9am.

A struggle broke out as the robbers tried to steal a quantity of money from the customer.

However, they made off empty handed in a grey coloured car.

The victim's arm was injured in the struggle, but a police spokesperson said that he did not require medical treatment.

The man carrying the knife was described as being around 5ft 5in tall, of slim build and was wearing a camouflage jacket with hood and a black scarf over his face.

The second male was about 5ft 11in and carried the hatchet.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the struggle - or suspicious activity on the Andersonstown Road - to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

© UTV News
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