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Teen charged with robbery after getaway car crashes in West Belfast

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a getaway car from a west Belfast robbery was involved in a collision with several other vehicles.

The robbery happened at commercial premises in the Lanark Way area of west Belfast on Tuesday December 9.

At  5.40pm, police received a report that three males made off with a sum of money and cigarettes from a shop in the area.

It is believed that the three males made off in a stolen silver Ford Fiesta and headed in the direction of the Falls Road, where the car collided with several other vehicles.

The car was found on fire in the Ross Street area just after 5.55pm and the 16-year-old was arrested nearby.

The 16-year-old has been charged with robbery and allowing self to be carried and is due to appear at Belfast Youth Court on Wednesday January 7.

Detective Sergeant Kenneth Leckey appealed for information.

 He said: "I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact CID at Tennent Street 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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