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Appeal after robberies in south Belfast

Police are appealing for information after the robberies.

Police are appealing for information after two shops were robbed and a man was mugged in south Belfast at the weekend.

Monday, 17 December 2012
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On Sunday three masked men, one of whom was armed with a knife, robbed a sandwich shop in the Upper Lisburn road area at around 6.30pm.

Staff were uninjured but left badly shaken after the men escaped with a sum of money.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have noticed a small white car in the area.

Later in a separate incident, a sandwich shop was robbed in the Stranmillis Road area by a man armed with a gun.

The man, who appeared to have been disguised as a workman with a hat and high viz jacket, emptied the till and made off on foot.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.

Meanwhile a 26-year-old man was robbed in the University Avenue area at around 9.50pm.

He was taking a short cut through an alley way when two male suspects, who claimed to have a gun and a knife, threatened to stab him and made off with a sum of money from his wallet.

Anyone who may have information on any of these incidents is asked to contact PSNI.