10/02/2006

Security guard escapes injury during South Belfast robbery

Detectives in South Belfast have appealed for information following an armed robbery on the upper Lisburn Road this afternoon.

Shortly before midday, a man wearing a blue jacket, dark coloured jeans and a blue hat, threatened a security guard with a long bladed knife.

The robber then made off with a cash box containing a substantial sum of money in the direction of Finaghy Road North.

He is then believed to have jumped into a light coloured car, with a partial registration number beginning TAZ.

The security guard was not injured, however was badly shaken by the ordeal.

Police have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at Musgrave station on 0845 600 8000, or on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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