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Man robbed at knifepoint at Belfast railway station

It happened at Yorkgate Railway Station in Belfast on Monday night

A MAN was robbed at knifepoint at a railway station in Belfast.

The victim was approached by an unknown man at Yorkgate station who wielded a small flick-type knife and demanded money.

A struggle followed and the assailant made off with the man's mobile phone and suitcase.

The suitcase was found just a few streets away. It appeared an attempt was made to set it on fire, but the contents were undamaged.

The victim sustained some small cuts to his hand in his attempt to hold onto his mobile, but he did not need medical attention.

The robbery happened on Monday night and was reported to police just after 11pm.

Inspector Paul Noble said the victim had "understandably been left shaken by a terrifying ordeal, which could have had grave consequences".

The suspect was described as wearing a grey, hooded top.

Police urged anyone with information or who noticed any suspicious activity to phone them on 101, quoting reference number 1995 of 11/11/19, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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