Photographer robbed at knifepoint

Published Saturday, 12 January 2013
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A press photographer has been robbed at knifepoint during disorder in Newtownabbey.

Photographer robbed at knifepoint
Rioters throw missiles at police during disorder in Newtownabbey (© Presseye)

A man carrying a knife threatened the victim who was in the Station Road area shortly before 9.30pm on Friday.

The robber stole two Canon cameras and made off along the railway line towards Whiteabbey Halt.

The photographer was left shaken by the theft, which happened just yards away from violence which broke out following loyalist flag protests.

Meanwhile in north Belfast two men have forced people out of a car during a hijacking.

It happened in the Cliftondene Park area of the city on Friday night.

The pair drove off in the grey Toyota Prius, which was later found burnt out in the Alliance Drive area.

The occupants of the car were not injured but have been left badly shaken by the attack.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
Max in Belfast wrote (677 days ago):
I think the Loyalist protest has now lost all credibility. Where is the dignity in robbing people?
two scumbags in ards wrote (678 days ago):
how low can you go when you rob a photographer doing his job?the scum of society strike once again.lets hope the guy gets over this quickly?
James in Tyrone wrote (678 days ago):
Peaceful protest?
Peter in Armagh wrote (678 days ago):
Muggings now added to looting, hijackings, sectarian attacks, attempts to murder police, intimidation, illegal marches and roadblocks. This violent coup-attempt by Unionist extremists and narco-terrorists has to be resisted by all decent people.
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