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Arrest after takeaway driver's car hijacked in south Belfast

The incident happened in the Claremont Street area of south Belfast

A MAN was arrested yesterday after a takeaway driver's car was hijacked in south Belfast.

Two men approached the silver Volkswagen Bora and one pulled the fast-food delivery driver from the vehicle while the other grabbed the car keys.

The driver managed to flee to safety and call police while the car sped off in the direction of the Lisburn Road.

A 28-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon following the carjacking, which happened at 11.50pm on Sunday.

He was arrested on suspicion of motoring offences including hijacking, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified, and yesterday remained in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Detective inspector Denis McGaffin said police are continuing to appeal for information to help locate the stolen vehicle and identify a suspect.

He was described as being of slim build, unshaven and wearing a grey top.

Police urged anyone with information to call detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1661 of 02/09/18, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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