Man (49) arrested following attempted hijacking of family car in Ballymagroarty

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 11:14 -- Editor

Detectives in Strand road investigating an attempted hijacking last night, Wednesday 25th April, in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry/Londonderry have arrested a 49 year old man. 

At around 12.50am last night police received a report of a man entering the driver’s seat of a car whilst a female and two children were present. He attempted to drive the car away but was unable to do so, he then proceeded to try and take the handbag from the women sitting in the passenger seat, however he fled the scene empty handed. The woman and children were left unharmed.

A short time later police apprehended the suspect and he was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including Attempted Hijacking, Attempted Robbery and In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drink or drugs. 

Detective Sergeant Richard Donnell said, 'I would appeal to anyone in the area last night at around 12.50am and may have seen the incident to please get in contact with detectives in Strand Road by calling 101 quoting reference number 46 25/4/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.’

Detectives in Strand road investigating an attempted hijacking last night, Wednesday 25th April, in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry/Londonderry have arrested a 49 year old man. 

At around 12.50am last night police received a report of a man entering the driver’s seat of a car whilst a female and two children were present. He attempted to drive the car away but was unable to do so, he then proceeded to try and take the handbag from the women sitting in the passenger seat, however he fled the scene empty handed. The woman and children were left unharmed.

A short time later police apprehended the suspect and he was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including Attempted Hijacking, Attempted Robbery and In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drink or drugs. 

Detective Sergeant Richard Donnell said, 'I would appeal to anyone in the area last night at around 12.50am and may have seen the incident to please get in contact with detectives in Strand Road by calling 101 quoting reference number 46 25/4/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.’