Gardai hunt man after woman's car hijacked near Naas

The incident has been described as very serious

Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara


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.