17 Aug 2022

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to carjacking on busy Dublin commuter route

Pedestrian threatened woman at knife point before making off in her car

Gardaí are appealing to commuters who may have witnessed a carjacking in which a woman was threatened at knifepoint before her Hyundai Tuscon was driven away on the busy N7 road in the direction of Dublin.  

Shortly before 7am a female motorist in her 40s was flagged down by a male pedestrian as she approached a roundabout on Bothar Philip near Kill, Co Kildare.

She spoke with the pedestrian who proceeded to threaten her at knifepoint before making off in her car, a Blue Hyundai Tucson. It’s understood the car travelled in the direction of the N7 (northbound). The woman, although not physically harmed, was left badly shaken by the incident.

"The car has yet to be recovered and no arrests have been made to date. Investigating Gardaí say the pedestrian was wearing a high-vis jacket when he approached the car and may have been involved in a single car collision on the Straffan road a short time earlier," said a garda spokesperson.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda Station 045-884300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

The investigation is ongoing.


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