Three hijackings, two vehicles set on fire in Derry

Tue, 04/08/2020 - 22:40 -- Editor

Detectives are appealing for information following reports of three incidents in Derry today, Tuesday 4 August.

Detective Inspector Michelle Boyd said: “The first incident, in which a van was hijacked, happened in the Rathlin Drive area of Creggan, just before 3.55pm.  This vehicle was subsequently found on fire a short distance away.

“At around 4.45pm  in a second hijacking a delivery driver was instructed to hand over the keys to his van in the Glenowen Park area.

“Thirty minutes later police received a report of a bus being hijacked at the top of Aileach Road in Ballymagroarty.  Initially it was set alight, however the fire was extinguished.  Minimal damage was caused to the bus and it has been taken away for forensic examination." 

Detectives are appealing for information following reports of three incidents in Derry/Londonderry today, Tuesday 4 August.

Detective Inspector Michelle Boyd said: “The first incident, in which a van was hijacked, happened in the Rathlin Drive area of Creggan, just before 3.55pm.  This vehicle was subsequently found on fire a short distance away.

“At around 4.45pm  in a second hijacking a delivery driver was instructed to hand over the keys to his van in the Glenowen Park area.

“Thirty minutes later police received a report of a bus being hijacked at the top of Aileach Road in Ballymagroarty.  Initially it was set alight, however the fire was extinguished.  Minimal damage was caused to the bus and it has been taken away for forensic examination.