Gardai hunt man after woman's car hijacked near Naas

The incident has been described as very serious

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Woman's car hijacked near Naas

Naas Garda Station

Gardai are investigating a car hijacking incident which took place near the N7 on the outskirts of Kill today.

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 Hyudnai 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.