Gardaí appeal for information over car hijacking

Car hijacked at gunpoint in Co Laois last night

Gardaí are appealing for information after a car was hijacked at gunpoint in Co Laois last night.

Gardaí are appealing for information after a car was hijacked at gunpoint in Co Laois last night.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013, 14:22

Gardaí are appealing for information after a car was hijacked at gunpoint in Co Laois last night.

The victim, a woman in her early 30s, was uninjured but highly traumatised following the incident.

She was sitting in a car outside a shop in Ballylinan near the Laois/Kildare border at around 9.10pm when the gunman approached.

He threatened her with a shotgun before forcing her from the vehicle. The car was later found burnt out 20kms away at Kildangan near Monasterevin, Co Kildare.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in either location to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on (057) 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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