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Two men in court after hijackings across Belfast

Two men are to appear in court in the wake of a spate of vehicle hijackings across Belfast.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with hijacking, burglary, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted robbery.

It is understood the charges relate to an attempted hijacking of a bus in the Poleglass area and a burglary from a house in the Margaretta Crescent area on Tuesday.

Police also arrested and charged a 26-year-old male with hijacking, an attempted hijacking, two counts of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, a commercial burglary and two counts of aggravated burglary.

The hijacking charge relates to an incident at Kennedy Way on January 29.

Some of the charges are connected to armed robberies as far back as 2003.

Both men are due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court today.

Officers also yesterday arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of hijacking. It relates to an incident in North Street, south Belfast on January 6. The man is helping police with their inquiries.

A total of 19 arrests for hijacking and attempted hijacking have been made in Operation Ruscio.

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