Security guard held up at gunpoint

A security guard has been threatened at gunpoint during a robbery outside a bank on the outskirts of Belfast on Wednesday.

He was making a cash delivery to the bank on the Antrim Road at around 10am when he was confronted by a man armed with a hand gun.

The assailant demanded the cash box before fleeing to a nearby blue hatchback car parked in Farmley Gardens and making off in the direction of the Hightown Road.

The thief is described as being in his early 20s, 5' 9" in height with dark hair and clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Antrim Road on 028 9065 0222.


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