Belfast Telegraph

‘Sharp object’ held to taxi driver’s neck in Belfast robbery

The PSNI said two men flagged down the taxi driver and posed as customers.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said a taxi driver was flagged down and robbed by two men pretending to be customers (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said a taxi driver was flagged down and robbed by two men pretending to be customers (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

A taxi driver was robbed by two men pretending to be customers, the PSNI said.

The driver was flagged down by two men at about 10.30pm on Friday night at the junction of Antrim Road at the bottom of Old Cave Hill Road in Belfast.

Both men got into the taxi and then one of the men placed a “sharp metal object” to the driver’s neck and demanded money.

The pair fled the scene with a sum of money.

The driver was not injured in the incident but it is believed he was left badly shocked.

Police urged anyone who was in the area on Friday night and witnessed anyone acting in a suspicious manner to contact them at Musgrave station.

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