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Two women targeted in separate car-jacking and baseball bat burglary

By Joanne Sweeney

Published 10/01/2016

Two Belfast women were victims of an car hijacking and aggravated burglary on Saturday night.
Two Belfast women were victims of an car hijacking and aggravated burglary on Saturday night.

Two women in Belfast were the victims of separate attacks over the weekend where one had her car hijacked by four men and the other was threatened with a baseball bat by three men.

Three men enterted the back of a woman's blue Honda Accord on Saturday night  Glasvey Rise, Dunmurry while a fourth forcefully removed her, according to SDLP councillor Brian Heading.

The Belfast City councillor has urged local drivers to remain safe when taking journeys by ensuring their vehicles are fully secured.

"It is a deeply unsettling crime and reminds us that we must remain vigilant even when taking simple journey," he added.

He reported the stolen car as a blue coloured Honda Accord with the licence plate VRM TUI 6149. and urged anyone with information to report it to the PSNI’s non-emergency number 101.

Meanwhile, detectives are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a house in the Wheatfield Drive area of north Belfast, also Saturday night.

It's understood that a number of masked men forced their way into the house just after 10.30pm.

A woman in the house was then threatened by a man with a baseball bat while the other two men searched the upstairs of the house.

The thieves smashed a kitchen window before making off.

The woman was not injured but left shaken by the incident.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson has appealedfor anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

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