Car hijacked at gunpoint in Co Laois

Tuesday 10 December 2013 16.06
Witnesses to the incident are asked to contact gardaí in Portlaoise
Witnesses to the incident are asked to contact gardaí in Portlaoise

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 said to be 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 20km away at Kildangan near Monasterevin in Co Kildare.

Gardaí have appealed 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.