Police say staff were threatened with a hammer during an attempted robbery at a takeaway restaurant on the Shankill Road last night.
A number of masked men entered the premises armed with a hammer just after 11pm and demanded that staff open the till.
The staff refused to do so and the would-be robbers fled the scene.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.
Or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.