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Armed robber takes money from motorist

By Ashleigh Wallace

Police in Banbridge were today hunting a knife-wielding robber who took money from a motorist on the slip-road of a busy dual carriageway.

The armed robbery was carried out at 3.25pm yesterday on the A1 close to A1 tyres.

The victim, who was travelling along the dual carriageway, noticed a car with flashing lights driving behind his.

A PSNI spokeswoman said the motorist pulled his vehicle over and seconds later a man dressed in a white short-sleeved shift and a high visibility bib got out of a black 'old-style' Mondeo.

The motorist realised that the second man had a knife.

After a sum of money was taken from the glove box, the robber also ordered the driver to open his boot, from where a second quantity of cash was taken.

The spokeswoman said that there would have been heavy traffic on the A1 when the armed robbery was being carried out and has urged anyone who noticed any suspicious activity or who has any information on the incident to contact the PSNI in Banbridge on 0845 600 8000.

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