Northern Ireland

Motorist held at knifepoint during Larne armed robbery

Two men reportedly escaped with cash from the Bank Road area

The death in Ballyclare was the third across the region’s roads this weekend
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of armed robbery in Larne (Niall Carson/PA)

A motorist has been held at knifepoint during an armed robbery in Larne.

Police said two males forced their way into a car in the Bank Road area of the town on Sunday at around 8.45pm.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: “The two men held a knife to the driver’s throat and demanded money before making off from the scene with a purse containing cash.

“Thankfully, no one was injured, however this was a frightening experience for the victim who was left badly shaken by their ordeal.”

Police are investigating a number of lines of enquiry to identify the suspects and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101.