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Gardaí continue hunt for man who hijacked car with two children inside

The children’s mother was forced to drive to their home, get bank cards, and take money out at an ATM.

The junction where the man jumped into the woman's car.
The junction where the man jumped into the woman's car.
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GARDAÍ ARE CONTINUING to hunt for a man who hijacked a car that had two children and their mother inside.

The incident occurred yesterday at 3.40pm when the woman had stopped her grey BMW estate at traffic lights at the junction of Zion Road and Orwell Road in Terenure.

Gardaí said last night that the unknown male got into the back of the woman’s car, threatened her and demanded money from her.

He claimed that he had a weapon, and made the woman drive to her home and retrieve bank cards. He then forced her to drive to an ATM at the AIB bank in Rathgar, and demanded that she withdraw money.

The woman was then forced to drive the car to Portobello, at which point the hijacker left.

The woman and her two children were unharmed during the incident.

Witness appeal

The hijacker is described as being about 5’9″, with shaved dark hair. He was unshaven, and of a medium build. He was wearing a dark wax-type jacket and dark scarf.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident today. The woman told them that she sounded the car horn when the man jumped into her car at the junction.

If anyone was close to the junction of Zion Rd and Orwell Rd yesterday at around 3.40pm and saw a suspicious male hanging around, they are encouraged to call gardaí.

Gardaí are also appealing for anyone who may have seen unusual behavior around the ATM at the AIB Bank in Rathgar at approximately 4.05pm to 4.10pm yesterday to contact them in Terenure on 01 6666400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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