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Armed Robbery

Appeal after armed robbery of a cash delivery van in Belfast

Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery of a cash delivery van in north Belfast this afternoon.

DETECTIVES IN BELFAST are appealing for information following an armed robbery of a cash delivery van this afternoon on the Ardoyne Road area.

Shortly before 12.30pm it was reported that a man carrying a large knife threatened a security guard before making off with a cash box containing a sum of money. The man is described as being tall, wearing a black coloured jacket, grey sports top, blue jeans and a black coloured scarf covering his face.

The security guard was not injured but left badly shaken following the incident.

Following the incident, the man made off in a green coloured car. A green coloured Ford car believed to have been involved in the robbery was found abandoned in the Etna Drive area a short time later.

Anyone who has any information or who witnessed the robbery or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously on the Oldpark Road in the vicinity of the Hedgehog and Bucket Public House and the Joy King Chinese is asked to contact Detectives at Tennent Street Police Station on 0845 600 8000.

If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.