Garda manhunt after carjacking leaves woman badly shaken in Kildare

A woman has been left badly shaken after a carjacking in Co. Kildare this morning.

Gardaí in Naas are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened in Kill, Co Kildare, shortly before 7am.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was flagged down by a man as she approached a roundabout on Bothar Philip near Kill. She spoke with the pedestrian who then threatened her at knifepoint before making off in her car, a Blue Hyundai Tucson.

It is understood the car was driven in the direction of the N7 (northbound). Gardaí said that the woman, although not physically harmed, was left badly shaken by the incident.

The car has yet to be recovered and no arrests have yet been made. Gardaí say the pedestrian was wearing a high-vis jacket when he approached the car and may have been involved in a single-car collision on the Straffan road a short time earlier.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda Station 045-884300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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