Arrest after post office robbery


A man is being questioned on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police after post office robbery in Co Antrim.

Money and cigarettes were stolen during the robbery at premises on Main Street in Portglenone.

A PSNI spokesman said the robbery was reported to have happened at 5am.

“A 28-year-old man, who was seen in a car a short time later, was pursued by police from the village to east Belfast where he was arrested,” said a PSNI spokesman.

“A short time later at around 5.20am, a white Hyundai Classic car, believed to have been involved in the burglary, was sighted travelling on the Lisnavenegh Road in Ballymena.

“Police pursued and as the car made off towards Belfast along the M2 motorway, it is believed a quantity of cigarettes were thrown from the vehicle.

“At around 5.35am, the driver and passenger abandoned the vehicle in Tamar Street, East Belfast making off on foot.”

The 28-year-old man was arrested a short distance away in Ravenscroft Street.