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Cash in transit van robbed in west Belfast

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a cash in transit van early on Sunday. Credit: Pacemaker

A cash in transit van has been robbed by a man armed with a wheel brace on the Falls Road in west Belfast early on Sunday morning.

The incident happened at about 7.30am when the armed man, wearing a hooded top with the hood up covering his face, threatened the driver and demanded he hand over cash.

The man made off with a sum of money in a blue Ford Focus driven by an accomplice.

The car was recovered by police in Roumania Rise a short time later.

It had been reported stolen from Fitzwilliam Street in east Belfast on Wednesday evening.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw the blue Ford Focus either in the area or being abandoned, to contact them on 101.