Car ‘hi-jacking’ in Ballymena

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A 48 year old man has been arrested following a vehicle hijacking in Ballymena.

Detective Chief Inspector Catherine Magee said: “At around 4.45pm on Thursday (September 25), the driver of a silver Honda Accord parked his vehicle on Thomas Street leaving two male relatives onboard.

A short time later an unknown male jumped into the driver’s seat telling the two men to get out.

When they refused he drove off eventually stopping the vehicle a few miles away and making off on foot.

The arrested male was detained in the early hours of this morning and remains in custody at this time.”