Courier punched in head and has bike and phone stolen in Belfast 1 year ago

Courier punched in head and has bike and phone stolen in Belfast

The incident occurred on Sunday evening (7 November).

PSNI are appealing for information following an assault and robbery on a bike courier in Belfast city centre at the weekend.


A report of the incident was received on Sunday evening (7 November) according to Sergeant Rooney of the police service.

The event occurred at a shopping centre in the Royal Avenue area of Belfast.

“The incident, which involved two males, happened between 7.30pm and 8pm", said Rooney

“The courier was punched on the side of the head by one of the pair, who then made off with his bicycle and mobile.


“This suspect was last seen on the stolen bike – a black Carrera Crossfire – heading in the direction of North Street; while the second male made off on foot."

The suspects have been described as being aged in their mid-teens, of slim build, with short dark hair. Both are thought to have been wearing dark tracksuits or sports-type clothing at the time of the incident.

“The victim has, understandably, been left shaken by the ordeal; and I am appealing to anyone with information to get in touch," continued Sergeant Rooney.

Witnesses or those with captured dash cam footage are encouraged to call the PSNI on 101, quoting reference 1681 of 07/11/21.


Potential information can also be shared with Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on their website.