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Agitated man demands car keys off residents in a street in Dunmurry before taking hijacking a Subaru

Agitated man demands car keys off residents in a street in Dunmurry before taking hijacking a Subaru

Agitated man demands car keys off residents in a street in Dunmurry before taking hijacking a Subaru

A man in Dunmurry has hijacked a car parked in an underground carpark in Millfort Mews, before repeatedly driving it into security gates.

Police were alerted to an incident in Millfort Mews, Dunmurry at around 11.30am on Thursday.

Detective Sergeant Kelly said: “An agitated man is understood to have demanded car keys from a number of people on the street before trying to enter some of the homes.

"He managed to get inside one property, confronted the resident and made off with the keys to a silver Subaru.

"The Subaru, which was parked in an underground carpark, was then driven repeatedly at the car park’s electronic gates, crashing through them and out onto the street where police officers who attempted to block the Subaru’s path were forced to jump clear along with a number of nearby pedestrians.

"The vehicle then came to a stop and the male was removed from the car by police and arrested.

"He has been taken to hospital and will then be questioned on suspicion of offences including attempted robbery, attempted hijacking and a range of driving offences."

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Police have appealed for any witnesses of the incident, to contact detectives by calling 101, quoting reference 452 10/08/17.


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