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Police probe burnt out van link to robbery at Applegreen Lisburn

Published 05/09/2016

The Applegreen service station just outside Lisburn
The Applegreen service station just outside Lisburn

Police are investigating a link between a burnt out van and a robbery at an Applegreen motorway services station near Lisburn.

The robbery happened in the early hours of Monday morning.

At around 4.15am a man entered the premises, carrying what is believed to be a wheel brace and demanded money from a member of staff.

Cash was handed over and the suspect fled.

He is described as being approximately 5ft 7inches /5ft 8inches tall, of medium build, going bald and aged between 30 to 35 years old. He was wearing a high viz jacket.

A short time later at around 6.15am a VW people carrier was found burnt out on the Lagan towpath in Lisburn.

A possible link between this vehicle and the robbery is being investigated by detectives.

Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police at Lisburn on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference numbers 130 and 164 of 05/09/16. Alternatively, 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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