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Man arrested after threating Subway staff with screwdriver

A man (30) was arrested after threatening staff with a screwdriver at a Subway outlet in south Belfast
John Monaghan

A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after threatening staff with a screwdriver at a Subway outlet in south Belfast.

The man entered the store at around 10.15am yesterday and stole money.

However, members of the public detained the man and he was arrested a short time later.

In a separate incident in south Belfast, an elderly man was robbed in the Lower Crescent area, close to Queen's University.

The robbery happened at around 1.35pm last Monday, but police only released details at the weekend.

The man was getting into his car when he was confronted by a man in his mid-thirties who had got into the front passenger seat.

The pensioner was threatened with a knife and ordered to hand over his wallet.

After a struggle, the robber made off with the wallet and headed towards University Street.

The driver of the car was not injured, but was left very badly shaken.

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old woman is due before Newry Magistrates Court this morning charged with two counts of burglary, attempted burglary and several motoring offences in south Armagh.

The charges are in connection with distraction burglaries in Oliver Plunkett Park in Belleeks on April 26 and Art McCooey Park in Crossmaglen on April 28.

The woman has also been charged with an attempted burglary on Castleblaney Street in Newtownhamilton, also on April 28.

Meanwhile, police appealed for information following two separate burglaries in Co Antrim over the weekend.

A man in his forties was tied up by three masked men during a burglary on Mohan Road in Dunloy at around 1am yesterday.

The men told the victim they were carrying guns. They later stole cash.

A house on Saintsbury Avenue in Lisburn was burgled on Saturday night.

Police said cash, a gold bracelet and Royal Dalton figurines were stolen between 8pm and midnight.

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