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Armed robber forces taxi driver into boot of car and flees with money in Belfast

The robber fled with cash in a Seat car driven by an accomplice
Michael McHugh, Press Association

A TAXI driver was forced into the boot of his car before an armed robber made off with money, police said.

He was accosted by the masked man in the early hours of Sunday on the Knockbracken Road in Castlereagh, on the outskirts of south Belfast, as he sat in his parked vehicle in a lay-by.

The gunman demanded cash and struck him on the head.

Police said the robber forced the victim into the boot before making off with money in a red Seat car with a second man.

A spokesman said: "The driver was left badly shaken after the incident."

Police appealed for anyone who noticed suspicious activity to contact detectives in Lisburn or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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