Man arrested following armed robbery incident

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Police in Ballymena have arrested a 36 year old man on suspicion of attempted armed robbery following an incident at Smithfield Place on Friday 21st January.

Inspector Mick Wood said, “Police received a report that a man, armed with a suspected firearm, had approached a delivery driver as he sat in his car at around 11pm, and demanded money.

“No money was handed over and the man left the scene on foot.

Officers responded, and after taking a description of the suspect from witnesses, searched the area.

The 36 year old man was arrested a short time later and remains in custody assisting with police enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact police in Ballymena on 101.