Detectives from the Armagh area are urgently appealing for information after a car hijacking incident took place in the Markethill area of Armagh on the evening of Thursday, 27 July. The police are seeking the public’s help to assist in their investigation and bring those responsible to justice.
The incident occurred shortly after 11pm when a car, identified as a Toyota Hilux Invincible, was flagged down by three men while traveling along the Bessbrook Road. The men reportedly threatened the occupants of the vehicle, demanding that they exit the car immediately.
The situation escalated as the assailants took control of the vehicle, forcing the occupants out, and fled the scene. The stolen car was later found ablaze on the nearby Tullyallen Road. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported, but the incident has left the victims shaken and traumatised.
In their efforts to solve the case, the police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the hijacking or has any relevant information to come forward. They are particularly interested in receiving any CCTV, doorbell, or dash-cam footage that may aid in their investigation.
Members of the public who can provide any valuable leads are urged to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference 2287 of 27/07/23. For added convenience, a non-emergency reporting form is available on the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) website at http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.
For those who wish to report information anonymously, Crimestoppers offers a confidential option. The organisation can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or via their website at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.