Police reissue appeal over Larne car-jacking incident

The car which was hijacked on Larne High Street and later found burnt out on Friday November 4. INLT-46-702-con

The car which was hijacked on Larne High Street and later found burnt out on Friday November 4. INLT-46-702-con

Detectives in Larne have re-issued their appeal for information in relation to a vehicle hijacking which occurred in the High Street area of the town on the evening of Friday November 4.

Just after 10.25pm it was reported that one male had gotten into the passenger side of a parked car and another male had pulled the female driver out of the vehicle.

They made off in the blue Audi A4, and turned off on the Inver Road.

The driver, a 22-year-old woman, was assessed by Northern Ireland Ambulance Service at the scene and was left badly shaken after the incident.

The two males, believed to be aged in their late teens, were of slim build and were wearing dark hooded tops and scarves over their faces.

Detective Constable Loreen Glenn said: “We believe that the vehicle was driven from Main Street to the Inver Road then along the Shane’s Hill Road and onto the Shillnavogy Road where it was abandoned and set alight.

“We have released a picture of the blue Audi A4 car that was taken as a result of this incident and I would ask anyone who saw the car being driven between Main Street and the Shillnavogy Road on Friday evening or anyone who has any information which could assist our investigation to contact detectives in Larne on 101 quoting reference 1283 04/11/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”