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Detectives in west Belfast appeal after two French tourists robbed of passports and cash

DETECTIVES are on the trail of thieves who robbed two French tourists while sight-seeing at a popular tourist site in west Belfast.

Police have revealed that the robbery happened at Albert Street area of the Falls at 4.45pm on Tuesday as the couple were visiting the International Wall.

A number of young people took a bag belonging to the pair which contained their passports and a sum of cash.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

Local Sinn Fein MLA Fra McCann said it was time the criminals packed up and left the area

“The two French tourists had their passports taken along with money and personal items,” he said.

“Local people have passed on the names of those responsible and the PSNI need to act.

“The criminals have to be removed from the streets and made accountable for their actions.

“The Lower Falls community suffer at the hands of these people all year round. The International Wall is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Belfast and thousands of people visiting our city can be seen daily at the wall.

“These criminals are not welcome in our community and the sooner they are taken out of it the better,” added the Sinn Fein MLA.

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