A Roscommon councillor is warning motorists about an incident near Kiltoom graveyard last night during which an attempt was made to carry out a robbery, or hi-jack a car, with what's believed to have been a gun.
In a post on his Facebook page last night Councillor John Keogh said he's been made aware of an incident involving a local man who was driving on the road in Kiltoom last night and who pulled over his car after another vehicle travelling behind him had flashed its lights at him.
It appears that when the man stopped his car, two people approached from the vehicle behind and one produced what looked like a gun in an apparent attempt to steal the car.
Councillor Keogh says he was told the would-be raiders fled after realising there was another person in the car with the driver.
The Fianna Fail councillor says it's a very concerning incident and people should be wary of pulling over their car in a situation like that unless they see the blue flashing lights identifying it as a garda vehicle.
Gardai in Roscommon have issued a short statement confirming they are investigating an incident which occured yesterday evening on the N6 road at Kiltoom in Co Roscommon.
They add that investigations are ongoing.