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Thursday 8 December 2016

Masked gunman forces taxi driver into boot before fleeing with cash

Published 30/10/2016 | 13:34

The PSNI have appealed for information
The PSNI have appealed for information

A taxi driver was forced into the boot of his car before an armed robber made off with money, police said.

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He was accosted by the masked man in the early hours of Sunday on the Knockbracken Road in Castlereagh as he sat in his parked vehicle in a lay-by.

The gunman demanded cash and struck him on the head.

Police said the victim was forced into the boot before the robber made off with money in a red Seat car with a second man.

A spokesman said: "The driver was left badly shaken after the incident."

Police appealed for anyone who noticed suspicious activity to contact detectives in Lisburn or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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