TWO MEN are in a custody after their stolen car left two children in hospital following a road smash in north Belfast.
It is understood the car was hijacked in the east of the city and was used in robberies in Glenavy and Ligoniel.
It later crashed into a car on Ballysillan Park.
A little girl and two adults who were in the car were taken to hospital by ambulance.
Two men, aged 18 and 20, were arrested at the scene are being questioned about the smash along with the robberies.
The suspects one carrying a knife, approached two women in the Station Street area of east Belfast shortly before 7.30pm last night.
They demanded the women hand over the keys to their car and the men made off in the vehicle.
Shortly before 8pm an employee was stabbed when a man threatened staff at a shop on the Ligoniel Road.
The 43-year-old victim was treated in hospital for a stab wound to his shoulder, which is not believed to be life-threatening. The would-be robber made off empty handed.
Around 15 minutes later a man armed with a knife stole cash from a shop in the Main Street area of Glenavy.
Just after 8.30pm two vehicles crashed in the Ballysillan Park area. Two children, aged four and ten were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are also not thought to be life-threatening.