Man charged after attempted hi-jacking of car in Ballymagroarty

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 19:25 -- Editor

Detectives have charged a 49 year old male with attempted hi-jacking, attempted robbery, failing to provide a specimen when in charge unfit, in charge when unfit through drink or drugs and possession of class B controlled drug. 

He is expected to appear before Londonderry Magistrates Court tomorrow morning, Friday 26 April.

For your guidance: The charges are in connection with an incident in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry/Londonderry during the early hours of this morning, Thursday 25 April.

At around 12.50am police received a report of a man entering the driver’s seat of a car whilst a female and two children were present. He attempted to drive the car away but was unable to do so, he then proceeded to try and take the handbag from the women sitting in the passenger seat, however he fled the scene empty handed. The woman and children were left unharmed.