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Youths arrested after woman's car hijacked in south Belfast

Published 21/07/2014

The car is thought to have headed towards the Malone Road area.
The car is thought to have headed towards the Malone Road area.

Two youths have been arrested after a woman was threatened with a knife when her car was hijacked in south Belfast.

The woman was driving a green Toyota Yaris on Pretoria Street, Stranmillis at 2.10pm on Monday afternoon when a male approached her.

Police said he threatened her with the knife then got into the car with her.

"It is believed the male drove off towards the Broomhill Park Central area direction a short distance before letting the female out of the car," said a spokesman.

The car was later found in Main Street, Crumlin, where a 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking and driving away a vehicle.

The Yaris struck another vehicle in the area, but no one was injured.

An 18-year-old male was also arrested n suspicion of hijacking, possession of an offensive weapon, aggravated taking and driving away, possession of Class B drugs, common assault, no insurance and failing to stop this evening (Monday 21st July).

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