POLICE PROBE TWO CARJACKING BIDS ON WOMEN IN BELFAST

Police probe two attempted carjackings in Belfast

Police probe two attempted carjackings in Belfast

POLICE are investigating separate incidents in which two women were the victims of attempted carjackings.

In Belfast, two men approached a woman in the Royal Avenue area on Saturday evening and ordered a female to get out of her car.

However, the woman managed to drive off and neither her nor her female passenger were injured.

But the woman’s car was slightly damaged during the attack.

In a separate incident, another female was the victim of an attempted carjacking in the Ava Street area off the Ormeau Road at 11.30pm on Saturday night.

A masked man in dark clothing approached her with a suspected firearm and ordered her out of the vehicle. The woman also escaped after driving away from the scene.

She was not injured but was left badly shaken.

Meanwhile a 23-year-old man has been released on bail after he was arrested in connection with two attempted hijackings in the Carrickfergus area.

At around 9.10am, a man approached a female driver in the forecourt of a filling station on the Woodburn Road area and attempted to take the vehicle.

The man then fled the area on foot.

A man was then reported to have attempted to hijack a delivery van in the Blackthorn Park area at around 10.20am. The male driver escaped by driving off.

There are no reports of any injuries and police have said a link between the two incidents is a major line ofienquiry.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000.

 

 

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