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Glen Road
Glen Road

Teenager 'with gaunt face' used baseball bat wrapped in black bin liner to threaten bookmakers staff

The man is described as being approximately 19 years old and of thin build with a gaunt face.

POLICE ARE LOOKING for a teenager after the robbery of a shop and the attempted robbery of a bookmakers in Belfast yesterday.

It’s believed that a small baseball bat wrapped in a black bin liner was pointed at staff in a bookmakers in the Falls Road area of the city at around 6.45pm yesterday evening.

The teenager left empty-handed when staff refused to hand over the money.

However, at around 7pm a man entered a shop in Glen Road and demanded that a member of staff fill a black bin liner with money.

The staff member said she believed the man had a gun and the man left with a sum of money.

The man is described as being approximately 19 years old and of thin build with a gaunt face.

No one was injured during either of these incidents, however staff members were left very badly shaken.

Police say they are looking at a possible link between these two incidents.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this male in and around this area, or who has any information, to contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101.

Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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