Advertisement

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.

Belfast

Woman (60) chased for her keys before having her car hijacked

The incident happened at the Northside Park and Ride Car Park in Belfast last week.

3512487421_45a0f43538_o File Photo Luke Hayfield Luke Hayfield

A 60-YEAR-OLD woman had her car hijacked in Belfast, before the two men who stole the vehicle pursued her on foot and physically removed the keys from her person.

The incident happened at the Northside Park and Ride Car Park on York Street in Belfast last Wednesday 13 July at about 5pm.

The woman’s blue Peugeot 207 was initially taken from her, before the men once more left the car and chased her looking for the keys.

Although uninjured, a PSNI spokesperson said the woman was left “badly shaken”.

Two suspects were subsequently arrested on Hallidays Road in the city where the stolen car was recovered. The men were interviewed and then released from custody.

“We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident,” the spokesperson said.

yourk York Street, Belfast Google Maps Google Maps

In particular, we are appealing for information from anyone who was in the vicinity of the car park around 5pm on Wednesday, who saw the incident or any males in the area.
We are also appealing for information about the blue Peugeot car registration ERZ8053 and its movements between 5 and 5.35pm, when it was abandoned in Hallidays Road, Belfast.

“Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact Police at Musgrave Station on 101 quoting reference 883 13/07/16. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111,” they said.

Read: 18-year-old to be charged in connection with fatal stabbing over the weekend

Read: Irish flag to be flown at half-mast in tribute to Nice victims

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
5
    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.