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09 Aug 2022

Gardai hunt man after woman's Laois car hijacked in Kildare

UPDATE: Gardai looking at 'all circumstances' after Louth body find

UPDATE: Gardai looking at 'all circumstances' after Louth body find

Gardai are investigating a car hijacking incident which took place in Kildare involving a car with a Laois registration. 

It happened when a woman, understood to be from County Laois, was flagged down as she was driving northwards towards a roundabout at Boherphilip, Kill, between 6.40am-6.45am.

The woman, aged in her early 40s, was flagged down by a lone male. The man initially requested a lift and then produced what gardai described as a “knife-like implement”.

The woman was threatened and told leave the vehicle, a Hyundai Tucson (registration 191-LS-192).

The man was wearing a high viz jacket and a navy tracksuit.

He is described as being 5 feet two to three inches tall and aged in his early 20s.

“This was a very serious incident and we are seeking information about it from anyone who saw the incident or has seen the vehicle,” a garda spokesman said.

Naas gardai can be contacted at 884300.

MORE: Gardai appeal for information after a jeep was stolen from rural Laois area.

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