08/08/2006

Guard hit by car during Belfast robbery

Police in south Belfast have appealed for information after a security guard was hit by a car during a robbery in the early hours of this morning.

One of the security team was delivering a armoured box containing a substantial sum of cash to a bank on the Dublin Road area at around 5.30am, when he was struck from behind by a car.

A man jumped out of the car, which is believed to be a dark grey or green Vauxhall Calibra, grabbed the box containing the cash, then jumped back into the vehicle, which drove off in the direction of Ventrey Street.

The security guard sustained injuries to his back and legs, however they are not believed to be life threatening.

Police have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have any information in connection with it, to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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