'Agitated' Man Arrested After Hijacking Car In Dunmurry

A man has been arrested after he stole a car and drove repeatedly through electronic gates of a car park in Dunmurry.

The incident happened in the Millfort Mews area at around 11.30am on Thursday, 10 August.

The "agitated" man is believed to have demanded car keys from several people on the street before attempting to enter some houses in the area.

Detective Sergeant Kelly said: "He managed to get inside one property, confronted the resident and made off with the keys to a silver Subaru.
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"The Subaru, which was parked in an underground car park, 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."

The man has been taken to hospital and is to be questioned by the police on suspicion of offences including attempted robbery, attempted hijacking and a range of driving offences.

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to contact them.


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