Stranger approaches car stopped at traffic lights, gets into back seat, gets out and attempts to open driver's door - Driver escapes by driving off

Police are appealing for information concerning the attempted hijacking of a car waiting at traffic lights in the early hours of this morning.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:06 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:08 pm

The incident was reported to the PSNI shortly before 2.10am when a man approached a silver Toyata Yaris waiting at traffic lights on Donegall Street area of north Belfast.

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The man then exited the car and reached for the driver’s door but the driver was able to drive away.

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A 35-year-old man was later arrested in the area on suspicion of attempted hijacking and interference with vehicles and he remains in custody, assisting with enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Wilson said: "This was a distressing incident for the driver, and I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything, or who may have dash cam footage to contact us on 101 quoting reference 115 of 23/04/21."

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at NEWS:

The incident was reported to the PSNI shortly before 2.10am on Friday morning.

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