Delivery driver ‘extremely traumatised’ as masked gang makes off with cigarettes and tobacco

A DELIVERY driver has been left “extremely traumatised” after masked raiders stole cigarettes and tobacco.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the report of a robbery in Templepatrick this morning, Friday, 13 November.

At approximately 7.15am, whilst a man was in his delivery van at a filling station on Antrim Road, Templepatrick, he was approached by three masked men. They then got him out of his van and threatened him.

The masked men made off with a quantity of cigarettes, tobacco and filters. They left the scene in two vehicles, a red van and a white car.

At approximately 7.35am the Fire Service attended a call in relation to a fire at a vacant property on the Ballyrobin Road, Templepatrick.

On their arrival they discovered that a white car and red van were on fire. It is believed these vehicles may have been the ones involved in this robbery, police said.

The delivery driver was not injured, however he has been left “extremely traumatised,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

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