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Man holds up cash-in-transit van with a knife

The man then fled the scene in a blue Volkswagen Golf.

Image: PA Archive/Press Association Images

A MAN ARMED with a knife made-off with a cash box from a cash-in-transit van after threatening an employee in West Belfast this afternoon.

The employee was at a parked cash-in-transit van at a shopping centre in the Falls Road area when he was approached by the armed robber.

The man, who is described as being about six-foot-tall and in his 20s, was wearing a hooded top when he approached the employee and stole the cash box.

He then fled the seen in a blue Volkswagen Golf and was seen heading northwest towards the Divis area.

The male employee was not injured in the incident.

PSNI officers want to speak to anyone with information on the incident either directly or anonymously through the the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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