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Second car stolen after man pulled over by fake 'garda' car

This is the second incident of its kind in Meath this month.

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TWO MEN POSING as detectives stole a car from a 20-year-old driver after they asked him to step out of the vehicle.

The men were driving a a silver Vauxhall Vectra with a flashing blue light when they pulled over the blue coloured Nissan Quasqai.

It happened at 5am on Saturday morning on the M2 near Ashbourne.

It comes after a man was assaulted in Trim last month when he was pulled over by a car with a flashing blue light. His van was stolen but recovered hours later.

The 20-year-old motorist was uninjured during the incident in Saturday.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them. They are particularly appealing to the public to report any sightings of a blue Nissan Quasquai registration number 10MH262, taken during the incident and the silver Vauxhall Vectra used by the two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station 01-8010600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Read: Gardaí investigate after man pulled over by fake ‘garda’ car and assaulted>

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