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Woman forced from her car during Castlereagh hijacking

A young woman has been forced from her car during a hijacking in Castlereagh.

It happened in the School Road area on Tuesday morning.

Just before 7.50am, police received a report that a man had approached a woman in a car and told her to get out.

He made off in the car, a red Hyundai I30, vehicle registration number AFZ 1136, in the direction of Newtownbreda Road.

The woman, who is aged in her 20s, was not injured in the incident.

The car was found at 10.35am parked in the St James’s Road area of West Belfast.

Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said: “The man who took the car is described as being approximately 5ft 5inches tall, believed to be in his late 20s, of stocky build and was wearing a peaked cap, a scarf over his face and navy clothing.

“I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact detectives at Lisburn Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 162 of 10/01/17.

"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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