Three men have been arrested after hijacking an elderly lady in Newry earlier today (Thursday).
The three suspects were apprehended by An Garda Síochána after they made their getaway across the border in the Republic of Ireland.
The vehicle was also recovered.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “This incident happened in broad daylight where a lady who was simply going about her business in the town was beset upon by a thoughtless thug who entered into her car, claimed that he was armed, threatened violence upon her then had forced her out of the car before he sped away recklessly causing damage to a car park barrier as he made off.
“The PSNI were quick to respond to her call for help and very fortunately the vehicle was fitted with technology that enabled it to be tracked to the very door in the Republic of Ireland where the vehicle was found and three suspects have been arrested and are now in custody.
“If you perhaps were in Newry city this morning at around 11.30am and witnessed this incident we would very much appreciate your call on 101 quoting reference 571 17/10/19.”