Sunday 21 January 2018

Masked gunman forces taxi driver into boot before fleeing with cash

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

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.

Press Association

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