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Two quizzed over armed car-jackings

By Staff Reporter

Published 20/10/2016

Two men have been arrested after police responded to reports of armed car-jackings in Belfast
Two men have been arrested after police responded to reports of armed car-jackings in Belfast

Two men have been arrested after police responded to reports of armed car-jackings in Belfast.

Just after 7.40am yesterday, a motorist phoned 999 after he said he had been ordered from his car by two men, one armed with a small knife. It happened as he parked his vehicle on University Street.

"Thankfully, another member of the public shouted at the males, who subsequently ran off in the direction of the Ormeau Road," said sergeant Keith Wilson.

"A short time later at 8.15am, police who were involved in the response to this first incident were waved down by a member of the public near Stranmillis Embankment, who had just been forced from his vehicle by two males at knifepoint.

"Police quickly intervened and arrested a 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old man on suspicion of a number of offences, including hijacking, attempted hijacking, robbery and driving whilst unfit, before they could escape in the vehicle."

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