13/04/2005

Girlfriend of security guard taken hostage during robbery

Police have released further details following Tuesday’s armed robbery of a security firm in the outskirts of Belfast.

It is understood a woman was taken from her home in the Belvoir area of Castlereagh in the early hours while her partner, an employee of Brinks security, was given instructions to drive to the Upper Lisburn Road area of south Belfast and hand over a large sum of cash, thought to be around £1 million, to an unknown party.

Once this handover had taken place the woman was taken to the Annadale area of south Belfast and released unharmed, .

Police investigating the incident are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the Belvoir area, Annadale area or Upper Lisburn Road area from midnight through to approximately 8am on the Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information should contact detectives at the incident room on 028 9070 0305 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(MB/GB)

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