14/03/2006

Police appeal for information following armed robbery in Newtownabbey

Police in Newtownabbey have appealed for information following an armed robbery in the town earlier this afternoon.

Just before midday, a man brandishing a knife approached a cash delivery guard on the Farmley Road and demanded that he hand over a cash box.

He made off with the box in the direction of Mallusk, in blue coloured car which was being driven by a second man.

The robber is described as between 5' 6" and 5' 8" in height, of thin build, and was wearing jeans, a grey top and a light coloured baseball cap.

The delivery guard, was uninjured during the attack, however was left badly shaken by the incident.

It was later revealed that the cash box contained no money.

Police have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the robbery, or have any information relating to it, should contact them on 0845 600 8000, or on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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