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Man threatened and robbed with machete in Belfast bank


A man in Belfast has been attacked and robbed inside a bank this morning. It is believed that man was threatened with a machete and robbed at about 9.40am.

It is understood that the victim was targeted whilst he was making a deposit at a branch of the Ulster Bank on Belfast’s Shankill Road.

The thief, is described as being about 1.75m (5ft 9in) and of stocky build, fled in a silver-coloured car towards Belfast city centre.

A spokesperson for  Ulster Bank said no-one was hurt in the incident.

He said: “Ulster Bank can confirm an incident took place this morning at our Shankill Road branch. The PSNI are currently investigating this matter and we are liaising closely with them.”No staff or customers were injured.”

PSNI Detective Inspector Jacqueline Scott has since made a statement in which she appealed for any witnesses to come forward. Ms Scott said: “I would ask anyone who saw the silver car in the area at the time of the incident or who knows anything about this incident to contact CID at Tennent Street police station on the non-emergency number 101.”

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