Two men have been charged in connection with two separate robbery incidents in Belfast on Friday July 14.

A 30-year-old man is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday July 17 charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an ‘indictable offence’.

An indictable offence refers to certain types of serious crime.

The charges have been brought following a robbery at a premises on the Ormeau Road.

In an separate incident, a 19-year-old man has been charged with attempted robbery, criminal damage, and assault on police for the attempted robbery of a shop on Cliftonville Road in Belfast.

The suspect was detained by members of the public until the arrival of police.

He is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on 11 August.

The PSNI have made no indication that these incidents were related in any way.

As is normal procedure, both of these cases will be reviewed by the PPS.

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