Thursday 29 September 2016

Warning as man who went to meet woman he contacted online is victim of carjacking

Elaine Keogh

Published 20/05/2015 | 11:50

Warning as man who went to meet woman he contacted online is victim of carjacking
Warning as man who went to meet woman he contacted online is victim of carjacking

A man who went to meet a woman he had contacted online was the victim of a car jacking, gardai have confirmed.

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The 28-year-old man arrived at Dundalk garda station at 4am Tuesday and told gardai that he had been waiting to meet a woman he had met online when he became the victim of crime.

The pair had arranged to meet up at Boyd’s car park close to Dundalk town centre and the man, who is from county Louth, said he was waiting there when he was approached by a man with a knife.

The thief demanded his wallet and the keys to his jeep.

However he was then put under duress and had to show the thief how to start the jeep as it is an automatic.

The thief told the man he was from Drogheda but needed to go to Ardee, also in county Louth.

Gardai say the victim was left in fear.

The vehicle was recovered in Oakland Park estate in Dundalk.

A spokesman for gardai in Dundalk advised anyone arranging to meet up with someone they have contacted online to be careful.

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