Northern Ireland

Man injured in cashbox robbery

The robbery happened outside a branch of Santander in Belfast
Image caption The robbery happened outside a branch of Santander in Belfast city centre

A man has been struck with a crowbar during a robbery in Belfast on Monday.

At about 06:00 BST, two men approached a member of staff of a cash in transit company outside Santander Bank on Royal Avenue.

One of the men was armed with a gun, the other a crowbar.

After hitting the staff member, the men made off with a cashbox in the direction of Castlecourt. Police said the victim was not badly injured and have appealed for information.