Woman accomplice with two children in car knocks down victim after carjacking
A woman took two children, one of whom was as young as seven, to a carjacking, gardai have said.
The incident happened in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, on Sunday evening when the woman drove a man to a graveyard where he had arranged to meet another man who was selling a C-class Mercedes.
Gardai said the supposed buyer got out of the red Toyota Auris and assaulted the owner of the other car.
He stole the 142-D reg Mercedes and drove off towards Dublin.
Gardai said they believe there were two children in the 05-D Toyota which the woman had been driving and that the man who was selling his car tried to stop the woman driving off.
He stood in front of the Toyota but was knocked to the ground and suffered minor injuries as the woman took off in the same direction as the stolen car.
The incident took place opposite St Seachnall's National School in Dunshaughlin village a t about 6.20pm.
The Mercedes had been advertised for sale.
Gardai issued a description of the man who stole the car. He is about 5ft 11in with short black hair and sallow skin.
The woman who drove the man to the scene with the youngsters in the back was said to be in her 30s and of heavy build with long brown hair.
Gardai also said that in the two hours before the incident 05-D registration plates were stolen from a car parked at the The Old Forge housing estate in Dunshauglin, a short distance from the graveyard.
Officers have appealed for witnesses.