31/10/2016

Taxi Driver Hit On Head And Forced Into Car Boot In South Belfast

A taxi driver has been hit on the head and forced into the boot of his car in south Belfast.

The incident happened in the Knockbracken Road area on Sunday, 30 October.

A masked man armed with a gun approached the victim as he sat in his car in a lay-by.

The man demanded money, struck him on the head and forced him into the boot of the vehicle.
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He made off with a sum of cash in a red Seat car which had a second male inside.

The driver was left badly shaken after the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

(CD)

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