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Taxi driver 'hit in the face with gun' during armed robbery

Police have appealed for information. (stock photo)
Police have appealed for information. (stock photo)

A man has been arrested after a taxi driver was hit in the face with a gun by a passenger during an armed robbery in Antrim.

The driver had picked up his fare of two men and a woman in the Ballymena Road area at 12.30am on Thursday and took them to Junction One.

On arrival, the male front seat passenger brandished a firearm and demanded money before striking the driver in the face with the weapon.

The trio then made off.

A short time later reports of a break in at a burger van in the Springfarm area and criminal damage at a shop on the Ballymena Road were received and a 20-year-old man was arrested under suspicion of a range of offences.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Reducing Offending Unit in 101, quoting reference 45 18/07/19.

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