Car-jack at gun point in Eadestown

Gardaí at Naas are seeking assistance from members of the public into an incident involving the hijacking at gun point of a car in Eadestown last Wednesday evening.

Gardaí at Naas are seeking assistance from members of the public into an incident involving the hijacking at gun point of a car in Eadestown last Wednesday evening.

A black Range Rover 4X4 vehicle (07-WW registration) from Eadestown was hijacked at gunpoint at approximately 6pm.

The vehicle is believed to have travelled from Eadestown towards Rathmore with three males and was recovered a short time later at Abbeywood Court, Lucan. Investigating Gardaí are seeking assistance from any member of the public that observed the Range Rover travelling between Eadestown and Lucan between 6pm and 6.30pm last Wednesday. Prior to the hijacking of the vehicle, a red VW Golf (08-LS registration) was stolen at 4pm from the GAA grounds in Durrow, Co. Laois.

The raiders used this car to travel to Eadestown and Gardaí are seeking information in relation to the movement of this car between 4pm and 6pm on 1st August 2012. The red Golf is also believed to be involved in a burglary at Graney West, Castledermot between 5pm and 5.30pm that same evening. Witnesses or any person with information can call Naas Gardaí 045-884300, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station. This is the second car-jacking incident in Kildare South in two weeks. On the 29 July a man brandishing a knife hijacked a car in Rathstewart.

- Lisa Deeney