Man Arrested for Hijacking in Newtownards

Man Arrested for Hijacking in Newtownards

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Police have arrested a 24 year old man on suspicion of hijacking, possession of an article with a blade or point and driving whilst disqualified following an incident on Thursday 11th August.

A report was received by police at around 4.30pm, that a man, aged in his 50’s, had been approached by a male armed with a knife shortly after parking his car outside his home in the Trasnagh Drive area of Newtownards. The keys to the car were handed over and it was then driven off towards the Scrabo Road. The car was alerted to police patrols and located in Downpatrick a short time later. The car was recovered and the 24 year old man detained. He remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

Inspector Jim McGrillen has appealed to anyone with any information about this incident to contact police in Ards on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


UPDATE - 24 year old man has been charged to Newtownards MC on Saturday 13th August


We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

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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