Robbers fake accident to steal cash box

A CASH box was stolen from a vehicle on the Moira Road after it was hit from behind in what appeared to be a road traffic accident on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at the junction with the Halftown Road shortly before 10am when a blue Vauxhall Combo van travelling along the Moira Road was struck from behind.

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Believing it was an accident the driver got out of the vehicle and was attacked by two unknown men who stole a cash box from the van. The driver pursued the men and managed to retrieve the cash box.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact detectives at Lisburn on 0845 600 8000. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.