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Two held as man robbed of his wallet at knifepoint

By Angela Rainey

Published 21/07/2016

Detectives have appealed for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery and attempted car-jacking in north Belfast on Tuesday
Detectives have appealed for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery and attempted car-jacking in north Belfast on Tuesday

Detectives have appealed for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery and attempted car-jacking in north Belfast on Tuesday.

The victim was threatened with a knife then had his wallet stolen by two men as he stood outside a takeaway on the Antrim Road at around 11.30pm.

Moments later, the pair attempted to drag a driver from a parked car, but they failed and ran away.

Two men, both aged 20, were arrested nearby and were yesterday in custody. Two knives were also recovered.

Detective Sergeant Emme Wallace said: "At around 11.30pm, a man was approached by two males outside a fast food restaurant. He was then threatened with a knife and forced to hand over his wallet.

"The robbers then tried to smash their way into a parked vehicle before pulling open the door and attempting to drag the driver from the car. When this failed, they made off on foot."

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the robbery and attempted hijacking to come forward.

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