Suspects released after car-jacking incident in Limerick city

THE two men arrested after a student was threatened during a car-jacking incident in the city on Wednesday night have been released and a file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

THE two men arrested after a student was threatened during a car-jacking incident in the city on Wednesday night have been released and a file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The men, aged in their early 20s, were arrested after an alleged car-jacking incident in the city on Wednesday night and were being held on Thursday at Henry Street under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

However, they were later released and it is understood that a file is now being prepared for the DPP.

It is understood that the incident occurred at around 9.40pm at the Emo filling station on Clare Street on Wednesday night when the two men got into the victim’s car, a red Audi, registered in 2008.

They attempted to get the student to drive around the city and demanded money from him before stealing his car.

The student in question was not robbed in the incident. While no weapon was produced, the injured party was led to believe his assailants were armed.

“They did allude that they had a weapon and the person in question was put in fear and was shaken by the incident,” a spokesman at Henry Street Garda Station said.

The student reported that his car had been stolen and gardai came across the vehicle on the Pa Healy (Corbally Link) Road about two hours later. The men ran from the car and a foot chase ensued before the pair were arrested by gardai.

Gardai have issued an appeal for witnesses to the incident to contact Henry Street on 061-212400.