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Police are appealing for information following a report of a carjacking at a forecourt in the Main Street area of Trillick, Co Tyrone, on Wednesday, October 4.

Detective Sergeant Reid said: “It was reported that at around 9pm the victim pulled into a filling station. When he was at the pay point a man got out of a dark-coloured Vauxhall Vectra, which had pulled in behind him, and immediately left the scene.

“The man who exited the Vauxhall ran towards the victim with what appeared to be a handgun before demanding the keys to the victim’s vehicle, a black BMW 316D SE, getting in and making off in the direction of Omagh. Thankfully the victim did not receive any physical injuries, but he is understandably left shaken by his ordeal.

“The suspect is described as approximately 5ft 9in tall, with a Northern Irish accent. He was wearing a brown padded jacket with the hood up.

“We would also be keen to speak to the driver of the Vauxhall, which came from Ballinamallard direction and left in the direction of Omagh. This vehicle had a damaged windscreen.”

Anyone with information who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or who may information about the vehicles involved, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1898 05/10/23.