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Robbery suspect 'hit by car' after north Belfast incident

Police have called for the victim of the robbery to come forward(stock photo)
Police have called for the victim of the robbery to come forward(stock photo)

A man arrested after allegedly robbing another man of his mobile phone and a sum of cash was hit by a car while fleeing from the scene, police believe.

The incident happened on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast at around 11.20am on Tuesday.

It was reported to police that a man ran across the road and collided with the side of a moving vehicle. The suspect was not injured as a result of the collision.

When police arrived to assist the man, he ran off from the scene but was later detained by officers.

After further investigations, police believe the man had been involved in an earlier robbery in the Agnes Street area.

It was reported the suspect assaulted another male before making off with a sum of cash and a mobile phone.

The victim was not seriously injured.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of robbery, criminal damage and other related offences.

He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Logan said: “Enquiries are continuing and we would like to speak with the victim of the robbery who may be able to assist with our enquiries.

"It is believed he was wearing red football shirt.  We believe there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident, so we would ask anyone with information to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 665 25/06/19.”

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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