Police in Bangor are appealing for witnesses following a series of robberies in Bangor yesterday. The incidents occurred in the Upper Bangor and city centre areas.
Inspector Simon Barrasford said: “A number of calls were received from members of the public regarding people being threatened by individuals with knives. Local officers supported by specialist Firearms and Dog Section Officers, responded to the calls which happened in quick succession, and officers have arrested two people.
Inspector Barrasford added that robberies in Bangor are "a very rare occurrence" but he wanted to "reiterate and reassure" the public that incidents like this will not be tolerated.
– Inspector Simon Barrasford
Robberies are fortunately a very rare occurrence in Bangor, however, let me reiterate and reassure the public that we will not tolerate incidents such as these and those responsible will feel the full force of the law.
One member of the public was injured during the course of the robbery but the injuries sustained are said to not be serious.
Two local teenagers, aged 16 and 17, are currently being questioned at a local police station. Police are urging people who saw anyone acting in a suspicious manner in the Bangor area between 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm last night to contact them on 101 or anonymously via Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.