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Thursday 18 September 2014

Five arrested over armed robbery

Published 08/11/2012 | 10:53

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Five people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in west Belfast

Four men and a woman have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in west Belfast.

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One man aged 25 was detained on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. A woman aged 19 and three men aged 30, 26 and 18 were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

A spokesman for the PSNI said all five suspects were assisting police with their enquiries.

An undisclosed sum of cash was stolen during the robbery at a shop in the Beechmount Avenue area of west Belfast at about 9.40pm on Wednesday night.

Officers from the PSNI auto crime team made the arrests after they stopped a Volkswagen Bora in the Springfield Park area a short time later.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact detectives at Grosvenor Road PSNI station.

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