Police have arrested two men following a report of a hijacking in the Fitzroy Avenue area of south Belfast last night, Monday 10th July. 

Detective Sergeant Kennedy said: "It was reported that at around 10.30pm three men entered a white Seat Leon and demanded the male driver to take them to a shop on the Ravenhill Road, threatening him stating they had weapons.

"They then assaulted the driver before he managed to exit the car and raise the alarm with staff in a nearby shop. The suspects then made off and two men were located by Police a short time later in the Newtownards Road area of east Belfast.

"The two men, both aged 23, were arrested on suspicion of hijacking. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of theft, threats to kill and common assault. They both remain in police custody at this time."

Detective Sergeant Kennedy continued: "Enquiries are ongoing to locate the third suspect. Thankfully the victim did not receive any physical injuries, but is understandably left shaken. 

"We are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or have information about the incident to contact police on 101 quoting reference 2324 10/07/23. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.