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scary carjacking Two men arrested after broad daylight 'terrifying' carjacking in Belfast

The vehicle was later found burning and the NIFRS had to attend to put out the blaze


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Two men have been arrested after a broad daylight ‘carjacking’ in Belfast.

The incident happened at around 2.30pm when two men approached a driver in his car in the Hopewell Avenue of the city, near the Crumlin Road.

The driver was dragged from his car before the two men got into the vehicle and drove off in the direction of the Crumlin Road.

The car was later found set alight in the Denmark Street area of the city.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service had to attend the scene to put out the blaze.

Two men, one aged in his 30s and one aged in his 40s, have been arrested and are currently helping the police with their enquires.

Detective Sergeant Wilson said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim.

"If you were in the area from Hopewell Avenue to Denmark Street at the time and saw anything, or may have dashcam footage, please contact police on 101 quoting reference 1241 of 1/8/21.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.”

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