Armed robbers target Belfast taxi driver

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A taxi driver has been left badly shaken after being targeted by armed robbers in North Belfast.

Two men flagged the taxi down at the bottom of the Old Cave Hill Road at around 10.30 last night.

When they got inside one of the men placed a sharp metal object to the driver's neck and demanded money.

They then made off on foot with a sum of cash.

A PSNI statement said:

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the report of an armed robbery last night, Friday, 19 July in the Belfast area.

At approximately10.30pm last night, police received a report of a robbery of a taxi driver.  At the junction of Antrim Road at the bottom of Old Cave Hill Road, Belfast two men flagged him down.  Both men then got into the taxi.  One of the men placed a sharp metal object to the taxi driver's neck and demanded money.   Both men made off on foot with a sum of money.

Detective Inspector Kerry Brennan would ask anyone who was in the area of the Antrim Road/Old Cavehill Road, Belfast last night shortly before 10.30pm and witnessed anyone acting in a suspicious manner to contact detectives at Musgrave PSNI station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 2097 19/07/19.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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