31/03/2005

Man detained as robbery attempt foiled

A man has been arrested after an attempted robbery was foiled outside a bank on the outskirts of Belfast on Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 1.30pm as a Securicor van tried to make a delivery to an Ulster Bank in Dunmurry.

A man is believed to have tried to grab a cash box from a Securicor worker, but personnel from a separate Securicor surveillance unit intervened.

Police have cordoned of the scene of the incident as they carry out follow-up inquiries.

Detectives have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 028 9065 0222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(MB/SP)

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