29/01/2007

Man arrested over attempted hijacking

One man has been arrested following an attempted hijacking incident in west Belfast at the weekend.

The incident happened shortly before 5pm yesterday evening, when a driver, who was moving his van out of a car-wash in a petrol station on the Falls Road, was approached by an unknown man, who tried to pull him out of his vehicle and steal his keys.

The victim reported the incident to police.

A man was arrested a short time later in the vicinity of the nearby City Cemetery.

He is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

(EF/SP)

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