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Knife pulled on taxi driver by two passengers in west Belfast

Published 22/05/2015

A knife was pulled on a taxi driver by two passengers who demanded money during an attempted robbery in west Belfast.

It happened in the Distillery Street are in the early hours of Friday May 22.

Police received a report just before 1.45am that a taxi driver had picked up two males in the Arundel Walk area.

When they go to Distillery street, the front seat passenger pulled out a knife and demanded money.

The 50-year-old male taxi driver got out of the car and an altercation occurred before the two passengers made off on foot empty handed.

Police in West Belfast are appealing for information following an attempted robbery that occurred in the Distillery Street area in the early hours of Friday 22 May.

Sergeant David Adams said: "I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to contact Woodbourne Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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