We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Albert Street Google Streetview
Albert Street

Driver threatened with hammer in botched car-jack attempt

The man attempted to force the vehicle to stop.

POLICE IN BELFAST are investigating after a man was threatened with a hammer last night – in an apparent attempted car-jacking.

The delivery man was driving on Albert Street shortly after 9.30pm when it happpened.

He told police a man armed with a hammer had stepped into the road attempting to force the vehicle to stop.

The driver swerved to avoid the man – who struck the side of his van with the hammer as he drove past.

“We are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who was in the Albert Street area at around the time this incident took place,” Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said.

“Detectives can be contacted at the offices of Belfast Reactive and Organised Crime in Musgrave Police station by calling 101.”

Read: Passenger rushed to hospital after Air Canada jet in medical diversion to Shannon

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.