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Man in his 70s treated in hospital after he was carjacked in Sligo last night

A man and woman have been charged following the incident.

Wine Street in Sligo town.
Wine Street in Sligo town.
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GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man and a woman after an alleged carjacking incident in Sligo yesterday evening.

The pair, both aged in their 30s, were said to have approached a man in his 70s in the Wine Street car park in Sligo town at 7.20pm last night.

They threatened him and stole his car keys and car.

The alarm was raised, and gardaí intercepted the stolen car in Carrick-on-Shannon a short time later.

The man and woman were arrested, and taken to Ballymote Garda Station for questioning.

The man in his 70s received treatment for injuries at Sligo General Hospital, but was later discharged.

The pair appeared before a sitting of Ballina District Court earlier today, charged in connection with the incident. The investigation is ongoing, and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Gardaí investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who witnessed the event to come forward. These people are asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 915 7000, or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.

Comments have been closed as legal proceedings are ongoing.

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