29/09/2016

Investigation Launched Over Attempted Hijackings And Robbery

Police have launched an investigation following two attempted hijackings and an attempted robbery in west Belfast.

The incidents happened in the Falls Road and Donegall Road areas between 10pm and 11.40pm on Tuesday, 27 September.

A man with a hood over his head, armed with a knife, approached a driver in a red BMW 1 Series car at the traffic lights at the junction of Falls Road and Donegall Road.
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The driver was shaken but was not harmed.

Three men were reported to have attempted to hijack a driver in a red Citroen C4 Picasso parked on the Falls Road at around 10.30pm. The driver escaped unharmed but was left shaken.

Just over an hour later police received a report over an alleged attempted robbery at a restaurant on the Falls Road.

A man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

(CD)

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