02 December 2005

Man held over Northern Bank robbery

RTE

02 December 2005 11:46

A 50-year-old man from Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, has been arrested in connection with the Northern Bank robbery.

He was arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000.

A 24-year-old man arrested in Poleglass on Tuesday is still being questioned. It is understood that he is Christopher Ward, who worked as a bank official in the Northern Bank at the time of the raid and was held captive by an armed gang while the robbery took place.
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A 22-year-old woman arrested in the same operation on Tuesday has since been released.

Prior to today's arrest, a total of 10 people have been arrested in connection with the robbery in which £26.5m was stolen last December.

A Co Down man was charged with the robbery itself and the false imprisonment of a second bank official and his wife in Co Down. Two others face lesser charges arising out of the investigation.

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