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Woman escapes attempted car-hijacking at traffic lights in north Belfast

Published 04/09/2015

The woman was able to get away by driving off.
The woman was able to get away by driving off.

A woman has thwarted would-be thieves who tried to open her driver door during an attempted car-hijacking in north Belfast.

Police are appealing for information following the attempted hijacking in the Ligoniel Road area on Thursday August 3.

At approximately 9pm, it was reported to police that a woman driver was stopped at traffic lights when one man stood in front of the car and another man tried to open her driver's door.

The woman was able to get away by driving off.

Both of the men are described as being about 18 years old, about 5ft 10inches tall and were both wearing dark coloured hooded tops with the hoods up.

Inspector James Murphy said: "I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact Tennent Street Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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