Millions stolen in Belfast bank raid

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Robbers have stolen millions of pounds from a bank in the centre of Belfast, it was revealed today.

Robbers have stolen millions of pounds from a bank in the centre of Belfast, it was revealed today.

The raiders went into a Northern Bank branch on Wellington Street after holding two members of staff hostage in their homes.

As detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's new Crime Operations Department launched a major investigation, security sources disclosed the scale of the theft.

One confirmed millions had been taken from the vaults.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: "Detectives are investigating the removal of a substantial amount of cash from a bank in the Belfast area."

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