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the Curragh

Taxi hijacked at gunpoint by hooded men

The incident occurred at 3.30am today.

TWO MEN, ONE of whom was armed with a handgun, hijacked a taxi in the Curragh in the early hours of this morning.

The car has not been recovered.

Gardaí said they are investigating the incident which occurred at the Curragh, County Kildare this morning, shortly after 3.30am.

Two male passengers hijacked a silver coloured Toyota Camry taxi – which had the partial registration 04D – on the R413, the Curragh, enroute from Kildare Town to Newbridge.

The taxi driver, who was in his early 60s, had his phone and wallet robbed from him.

He was uninjured during the incident.

The driver was ordered out of the taxi and both suspects fled the scene.

One of the suspects was believed to have been armed with a handgun.

The men are described as:

  • In their early 20s
  • With strong Dublin accents
  • One wore a white jacket and the other wore a green jacket
  • Both had hoods

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information who may have been on Dublin Street, Kildare Town between 3.15-3.30am; or travelled the R413 between Kildare Town and Newbridge between 3.30-4am; or knows the whereabouts of the Toyota Camry taxi to contact them at Newbridge Garda station on 045 431212, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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