Car hijacked at gunpoint in Co LaoisTuesday 10 December 2013 16.06
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.