Blade held to shopkeeper's throat during attempted armed robbery
A shopkeeper had a knife held to his throat during an attempted robbery yesterday.
The man in his 60s was working inside a shop on Albert Street in Bangor, Co Down at around 4.10pm on Wednesday when a male armed with a knife approached him.
The suspect held the blade to the victim's throat, demanding money but fled when the victim refused.
A short time later a man was arrested while attempting to steal a bicycle in the Crosby Street area.
The 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, possession of a blade and burglary.
He remains in custody on Thursday morning assisting police with enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 903 28/03/18.