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Belfast taxi driver robbed by man armed with crossbow

Published 06/04/2015

A crossbow
A crossbow

A Belfast taxi driver has been robbed by a man armed with a crossbow.

Police received a report at around 2.15am on Monday that a taxi driver had picked up a man at Templemore Street in East Belfast who had asked to be driven to Rathcoole Estate, Newtownabbey.

Upon arrival at Coolderry Gardens, the man produced a crossbow from a plastic bag he was carrying and demanded money from the driver.

A sum of cash was handed over and the man made off on foot from the scene.

He was described as being around 6’ tall, of thin build with short dark hair and stubble.

He was wearing a tweed suit jacket, dark coloured canvas trousers, a polo shirt and brown brogue shoes.

The driver was uninjured but left badly shaken following the incident.

Inspector Paul McCarron has appealed for anyone with any information to contact detectives at CID in Newtownabbey on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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