Belfast Telegraph

Teenagers arrested following bus robbery

Three teenagers have been arrested after the robbery of a bus driver that led to night-time services in an estate being suspended.

Bus drivers took action on Wednesday — ceasing services after 8pm — after two robberies in Monkstown in Newtownabbey within the space of a month.

Detectives in Newtownabbey said yesterday that they had arrested three males aged 16, 15 and 15 on suspicion of armed robbery.

The arrests followed the robbery of a bus driver in Newtownabbey’s Devenish Drive area on Tuesday. Three masked men armed with a screwdriver robbed the driver — who had been victim of a similar robbery 18 months ago — after he pulled up to a bus stop.

Michael Dornan from the Unite union said the recent robberies have been “very traumatic” for the drivers targeted.

“We need to all work together to identify these people and bring them before the courts,” he added.

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