Detectives are appealing for information following a report of a vehicle hijacking which occurred in north Belfast last night (Sunday 20th March).

Detective Sergeant Kitchen said: “Shortly after 9:05pm, it was reported that a grey Vauxhall Astra was parked at the Mountcollyer Avenue area with three males inside the vehicle. An unknown male then approached the car armed with an unknown object and ordered the males to get out of the vehicle. The males then got out of the car and one of the males was assaulted during the incident. Three males then got into the car and drove off. The car was found crashed into a parked car at the Glencollyer Road area a short time later.

“Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to this incident, to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 2465 20/03/22. A report can be made using the online reporting form via . Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at"

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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