Robber wearing high-viz jacket makes off with money

Police PSNI officer scene
Police PSNI officer scene

A robber armed with a wheel brace and wearing a high-viz jacket held up commercial premises on the M1 near Lisburn this morning (Monday, September 5).

Detectives are investigating the report of a robbery which happened at approximately 4.16am when a male entered the premises, carrying what is believed to be a wheel brace and demanded money from a member of staff.

A sum of money was handed over and the suspect fled the scene.

He is described as being approximately 5’7”/5’8” tall, medium build, going bald and aged between 30-35 years old.

He was wearing a high-viz jacket.

A short time later at approximately 6.15am a VW people carrier was found burnt out on the Lagan towpath, Lisburn.

A possible link between this vehicle and the robbery is being investigated by detectives.

Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory appealed to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact detectives at Lisburn on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference numbers 130 and 164 of 05/09/16.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.