Women threatened at knifepoint, teen assaulted and car stolen in spree of incidents across Belfast
Two women have been threatened with a knife, a teen boy was assaulted and a car was stolen during a spree of incidents across Belfast.
Three men have been arrested following the incidents which took place in the early hours of Friday morning.
At around 3am it was reported that a number of males forced their way into a house in Glenfearna Green in Dunmurry and threatened the two females inside with a knife and a hammer.
The men demanded money from them but left empty-handed.
Shortly after 5am it was reported that a number of males forced their way into a house on Ardoyne Road and assaulted a teenage boy before making off with the family car - a blue Suzuki Alto.
A red coloured Hyundai Accent car was also reported to have been involved in the incident.
At around 6.10am it was reported that a red coloured Hyundai Accent car collided with a police vehicle on Glenmachen Street before making off in the direction of Donegall Road.
The men, aged 29, 30 and 31 were arrested in Navan Green in west Belfast around 6.25am on Friday morning following a report that a number of men were attempting to force entry to a house in the area.
The men have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including burglary and aggravated burglary and remain in police custody at this time.
The red coloured Hyundai car was also recovered by Police in Navan Green.
Detectives are investigating a link between all of the incidents and are appealing for anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime at Musgrave on 101.
Alternatively, 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.