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Taxi driver in north Belfast ‘visibly shaken’ after armed robbery


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A taxi driver in north Belfast has been left “visibly shaken” after a “terrifying” armed robbery in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Detectives said the robbery was reported around 4.10am in the Ludlow Square area near the New Lodge Road.

Detective Sergeant Kitchen said: “The taxi driver had collected two men, who directed him to turn into Ludlow Square. It was here that the passenger in the front pulled out a screwdriver and pressed it against the driver’s cheek, demanding money. Meanwhile, the victim was struck on the head by the passenger in the back seat.

“The driver managed to raise the alarm, and the two made off with his mobile phone, wallet, cash, and bank cards.

“This has been a terrifying ordeal, which has left the man with a cut to his right forearm, as well as being visibly shaken.”

The car is a grey Toyota Prius and one of the suspects is described as being in his early 20s with the other in his mid 20s.

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Anyone with information or who witnessed any suspicious activity has been asked to call 101, quoting reference 362 of July 13.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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