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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 19 January 2021

Woman punched in gunpoint carjacking

A man has been arrested in connection with the robbery.

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POLICE IN BELFAST are appealing for information after a woman had a gun pointed at her during a carjacking.

The incident happened around 8.45pm last night in the Apsley Street area.

A woman had gotten into her car and as she sat in the driver’s seat she heard a knock on the driver’s window.

An unknown man then opened the door and grabbed the woman and pulled her out of the car. A second man opened the front passenger door and threw out a package onto the road and sat in the front passenger seat. The first man attempted to wrestle the woman’s handbag away from her and punched her about the face.

The woman wrestled free and ran off.

Shortly after 1am this morning the car, a blue Peugeot 206, was found on fire at Laurelbank, Dunmurry.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Dolores Black said:

“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have seen the stolen car between 8.45pm on Friday evening and 1am this morning to contact Detectives at Musgrave on the non emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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