During the foiled robbery, a male shop member had part of his ear bitten off.
Detective Sergeant O’Flaherty said: “At around 7.40 pm on Saturday evening a male entered an off licence on the Antrim Road.
“He grabbed a female staff member, putting her in a headlock demanding cash before being tackled by two other male staff members.
“During the ensuing altercation with the staff, the would-be robber bit off part of the earlobe of one of the male employees.
“The intruder was then restrained by a male customer until police arrived a few minutes later.
“This customer left the store a short time after police arrival and I am appealing for him to get in touch with us on 101, quoting reference 1327 30/03/19.
“The arrested male remains in custody at present.”