Knife held to driver’s throat during 'frightening' armed robbery ordeal

The Bank Road area of Larne
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A driver has been left badly shaken after a knife was held to their throat during a frightening armed robbery in Co Antrim, police say.

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the reported incident in Larne yesterday evening, Sunday 26th May. At approximately 8.45pm. police received a report that two males had forced their way into a car in the Bank Road area of the town.

The two men held a knife to the driver’s throat and demanded money before making off from the scene with a purse containing cash.

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A PSNI spokesperson said: “Thankfully, no one was injured, however this was a frightening experience for the victim who was left badly shaken by their ordeal. We are currently investigating a number of lines of enquiry to try and identify the suspect.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or to anyone who has CCTV, doorbell or dash-cam footage that could assist our investigation, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1660 26/5/24.”

A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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