Appeal for information following attempted robbery in Cliftonville

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery by a man with a knife in Cliftonville.

It was reported a suspect entered a shop in Northdown Road, near the junction with Northumberland Avenue, in Cliftonville and demanded money from the till.

The member of staff refused and was able to get the suspect out of the premises. The attempted robbery took place at around 9.25pm on Monday 10 October.

The suspect was described as being of mixed ethnicity, 24-25 years old, around 5 ft 4 ins tall, and of average build. He was believed to be wearing a black jacket with the hood up, black jeans, and black gloves. He also wore a partial face covering and was reported to be carrying a knife.

Anyone with information regarding the attempted robbery is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/196233/22.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form Independent UK charity taking crime information anonymously | Crimestoppers (


  1. Always amazes me how in a 95% plus white area, that police have trouble finding so many non-white men who stand between 5 foot 3 & 5 foot 6-unless they are coming in from outside the area then going back.

    • I was there last week, I can only assume there is another place called Cliftonville in the world, because it sure as heck didn’t describe the place I was in.

      Re the robbery, I was just surprised he was up that early in the morning.

  2. Yes Peter same 8th coolest place , you check it out stand by the clifftop when the Northeast wind is blowing but pick your time, day , take some form of protection with you like a hammer or a knife and if using your bike say good by to that.

    At a guess you will pass .

  3. Check the Southern end of Dalby Square any day at anytime and you will see plenty just like the one described. Drug dealing is going on there in broad daylight and never any police to stop it. A lady was mugged a month ago around the corner in Arthur Road and the culprit is still walking around in the same streets doing drugs but the police are never around to catch him even when called up. Beware people as our streets are not safe from these evil muggers.

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