Three charges over Belfast armed raid

Published Friday, 09 November 2012
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Three men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery in west Belfast.

Three charges over Belfast armed raid
The three are due before a court next month. (© UTV)

A sum of money was stolen from a shop in the Beechmount Avenue area on Wednesday.

Less than an hour later a red Volkswagen Bora was stopped in the Springfield Park area. The occupants were arrested and a sum of money was recovered.

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with robbery and possessing an offensive weapon.

Another man aged 26 has been charged with robbery and using a motor vehicle without insurance, while an 18-year-old man has been charged with robbery.

The accused are all due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on 5 December.

A 19-year-old woman and 25-year-old man have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

© UTV News
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