MAN HELD OVER NEWTOWNABBEY ROBBERY

Police arrest man on robbery bid

Police arrest man on robbery bid

POLICE arrested a 24 year-old man on Friday morning on suspicion of attempted robbery.

It follows an attack on a petrol station on the O’Neill Road, Newtownabbey on Friday, January 6.

Around £10,000 worth of damage was caused in the attack.

Bottles and bricks were thrown at police with officer being hurt during the disturbance.

The trouble which lasted several hours happened at O’Neill Road area. One person was arrested.

There was also reports of an attempt to hijack a bus.

The petrol station was broken into by several masked men, who damaged the property and stole a sum of money.

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