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Man assaulted by armed gang in Connswater area of east Belfast

A 57-year-old man has been left badly shaken after he was robbed by a firearm-brandishing gang.

Detectives in east Belfast have appealed for information after the man was robbed in the Connswater area of east Belfast on Monday.

Shortly after 7pm, the victim was walking close to the rear of Holywood Arches when he was approached by three men, one carrying a suspected firearm.

"They threatened and assaulted the man before making off with a sum of cash," a PSNI spokesman said.

"The man was not seriously injured but was left shaken by the incident."

Police would ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Musgrave Police Station.

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