Victim left traumatised after masked gang demand cash and valuables at knifepoint

Detectives are investigating the report of a man being robbed at knifepoint in the Benmore Drive area of south Belfast in the early hours of this morning (January 8th).

Detective Sergeant Corrigan said: “It was reported that a man had just lifted a sum of cash from an ATM in the area when he was approached by three masked men, one of which was armed with a knife, and they demanded the money.

“They made off with the cash and a smartwatch."

He added that "thankfully the victim was not injured but he has been left traumatised by this ordeal".

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“Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 87 of 8/1/20," he added.

"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."