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Man arrested over shop robbery in Belfast

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in Belfast.

The robbery happened at a shop in the Crescent Corner area of Ballyhenry in Newtownabbey earlier today.

At around midday two men entered the shop and stole a large quantity of cigarettes before making off in a car.

Around 20 minutes later the car was found abandoned in the the Landsdowne Road area of north Belfast after colliding with two vehicles.

It was searched and the cigarettes recovered. One man was arrested a short distance away and remains in police custody.

Belfast Telegraph