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Man arrested after fast-food delivery driver hijacked in Belfast

A man has been arrested after a fast food delivery driver was hijacked in south Belfast on Sunday night.

Around 11.50pm police received a report a vehicle being driven by a fast food delivery worker had been hijacked in the Claremont Street area.

It was reported the driver had pulled up outside an address when two men approached his vehicle and spoke briefly with him before threatening him.

One of the men pulled the driver from the silver-coloured Volkswagen Bora while the other man grabbed the car keys.

The driver managed to flee to safety and call police while the car sped off in the direction of the Lisburn Road.

The victim was not injured, however, he was left badly shaken by the ordeal.

One of the suspects is described as being of 'beefy' build and had facial stubble, and wore what was described as a blue-coloured football top. The second suspect is described as being of slim build, was unshaven and wore a grey-coloured top.

At 11.54pm, police received a report a vehicle matching the description of the Volkswagen Bora that was hijacked had collided with two parked cars on Donegall Road, in the Shaftesbury Square end. There were no reports of injuries, however, both vehicles sustained frontal damage.

On Monday just after 12am, police received a report a silver-coloured saloon-type vehicle with front end damage was being driven dangerously in the Ballygomartin Road area, Ballymagarry. Police conducted a check of the area, however, they were unable to locate the vehicle.

Later police said a 28-year-old man was arrested.

Detective Inspector Denis McGaffin added: "We would continue to appeal to the public for any information that could help us identify the other suspect in the incident who was described as being of slim build, unshaven and wearing a grey-coloured top.  We would also ask for the public’s help in locating the stolen vehicle, a silver-coloured Volkswagen Bora.

"If you have information you believe could assist our investigation, call detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1661 of 02/09/18."  

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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