22/05/2015

Two Men Attempt To Rob Taxi Driver In West Belfast

Two men, one armed with a knife, attempted to rob a taxi driver in west Belfast.

The incident occurred in the Distillery Street area in the early hours of Friday morning.

The driver, 50, picked up two men in the Arundel Walk area just before 1.45am.

The front seat passenger pulled out a knife and demanded money.
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The taxi driver got out of the car and an altercation occurred before the two passengers made off on foot empty handed.

Sergeant David Adams said: "I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to contact Woodbourne Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or 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."

(CD)

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