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Man arrested following robbery in Newtownabbey

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Detectives investigating a robbery which occurred at the Whitewell Road area of Newtownabbey on Saturday 22nd June, have arrested a man.

Detective Sergeant Faulkner said: “At around 8:15pm, it was reported to police that a 25 year old man got into a vehicle with a number of passengers already inside the car. It was reported that a male who was in the front of the vehicle attacked the 25 year old man with a knife and took a sum of money and a mobile phone from him. It was reported that following the incident, the male got out of the vehicle and an altercation occurred on the road involving some of the passengers. The occupants of the black coloured Vauxhall Astra car got back into the vehicle and made off towards the Shore Road area following the incident. The injured male attended hospital for two cuts to his left leg, which are not believed to be serious.

“A 38 year old man was later arrested in the Mid Ulster area on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, robbery and possessing article with blade or point in public place. He remains in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and police would appeal to anyone with any information that may be able to assist with their enquiries, to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1470 22/06/24. Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ . You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ .”

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