Belfast carjackers chase woman (60) to get hold of her keys

Appeal for witnesses after victim is left “badly shaken”

york street, belfast

York Street, Belfast | File photo: Google Maps

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses after a 60-year-old woman was pursued by two men after they hijacked her car.

The woman was chased for her keys in the Northside Park and Ride Car Park on York Street, Belfast, last Wednesday.

The two men had entered the blue Peugeot 207, registration ERZ8053, at around 5pm before running after the victim and physically removed the car keys from her.

The PSNI said the woman, although not physically injured, was left badly shaken.

Two suspects were later arrested on Hallidays Road, where the stolen car was found abandoned. They were both released from custody after being interviewed.

Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to contact police at Musgrave Station on 101, quoting reference 883 13/07/16, or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.