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Descriptions issued after car hijacked and burnt out

A 14-year-old boy and 21-year-old man have been released on bail pending further enquiries after a vehicle was hijacked and later burnt out in Lurgan yesterday (Saturday).

The vehicle had been hijacked from a woman after the window was smashed in the Pinehill Road area of Dunmurry.

Detectives in Lisburn issued an appeal for information today (Sunday).

Detective Inspector Chris Millar said: “At approximately 11am two males and two females were observed standing on the Hillhall Road, Lisburn, in the vicinity of the Pinehill Road.

“Several minutes later as a female slowed down her vehicle, a red Kia Ceed, registration number GFZ 3384, on the Pinehill Road, Dunmurry, two males approached her. One of the males smashed the driver’s window and told her to get out. They then drove off in her car.

“The Kia Ceed was later found burnt out at approximately 1pm in the Manor Park area of Lurgan.”

One of the males is described as being  5’11″/6′ tall, early 20s, of heavy build, with short dark brown hair wearing a light grey hoodie, light coloured jeans with mud on the back and white trainers.

The second is described as being slimmer and shorter, in his early 20s and wearing a blue coloured hoodie and dark coloured trousers.

The two females are described as being in their early 20s, of medium to large build, and wearing casual clothes.

“Police later arrested two males aged 14 and 21,” said DI Millar. “They were released on bail pending further police enquiries.

“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed either of these incidents or who saw the Kia Ceed between 11am and 1pm to contact detectives at Lisburn on the non-emergency number 101.

“Police are also keen to speak to the two females. Police would also like to speak to the driver of a white 4 x 4 vehicle which was in the area of Pinehill Road and may have witnessed this incident and have information which could assist this investigation.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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