DETECTIVES are investigating after a would-be robber armed with a knife threatened a man standing out a Belfast church.
The victim was standing with his family when he was approached by an unknown man outside a church at Alfred Street last Wednesday at around 7pm.
He was asked the time and when he pulled out his phone to check, the thug threatened produced a knife and and demanded he hand over his belongings.
The robber ran off after the man shouted that the police were behind him.
Police in Belfast are appealing for any witnesses or anyon with information to contact them on 0845 600 8000.