Northern Ireland

Belfast carjackings: Arrests after people forced from vehicles at knifepoint

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Image caption The men were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including hijacking and robbery

Police have arrested two men after two armed carjackings in south Belfast on Wednesday morning.

It was reported that a man was forced from his vehicle at knifepoint by two men after he parked on University Road at about 07:40 BST.

The men ran off after a member of the public shouted at them.

At 08:15, police were waived down near Stranmillis embankment by a person who said they had been forced from their vehicle by two men with a knife.

Police subsequently arrested a 27-year-old man and 30-year-old man on suspicion of a number of offences including hijacking, attempted hijacking, robbery and driving while unfit.

Police have appealed for information from anyone who may have seen two men acting suspiciously in the University Road or Lower Ormeau Road area between 07:00 and 08:15 on Wednesday.