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daylight robbery Teen robbed by men in Belfast after he stopped them to ask for directions

The pair made off with a sum of money after the robbery in the direction of College Square North

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A teen has been robbed after stopping two men in the street in Belfast to ask for directions.

The incident took place at around 8.30pm last night in the Athol Street area of the city centre.

It was reported the teen stopped to ask the two men for directions before he walked with them from Great Victoria Street, along the Grosvenor Road and Durham Street.

They then made their way to Athol Street where the victim was robbed at knifepoint.

The men then ran off with a sum of cash in the direction of College Square North.

Detective Sergeant Eric Fairfield said: “One of the suspects is described as being in his mid-twenties, approximately 6’ tall with short, black hair and wore a blue hooded top and grey bottoms. The second man is described as being aged in his thirties and approximately 5' 10" tall, and had what was described as a ‘dirty grey’ beard, and wore a black jumper, grey shorts and a grey cap.

"This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and while, fortunately, he has not sustained any injuries, he has been left badly shaken.

"We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have dash-cam footage to contact police on 101 quoting reference 2025 of 14/07/21."

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