Northern Ireland

Cash van is robbed at knifepoint in north Belfast

A cash delivery van has been robbed in the Ardoyne Road area in north Belfast.

Shortly before 12:30 GMT on Monday a man carrying a large knife threatened a security guard near the Ardoyne shops before making off with a cash box.

The man made off in a green car which is believed to have been involved in the robbery.

It was found abandoned in the Etna Drive area a short time later. Army technical officers have examined the car as a precaution.

The security guard was not injured but was left shaken following the incident.

Police are also investigating two armed robberies in Belfast and Larne on Sunday night.

A man entered a shop in Gloucester Avenue in Larne carrying a knife, before making off with a sum of cash.

In Belfast, two men, one of them armed with a knife, stole money and a number of computer games from a shop in the Four Winds area.