Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred at a bank on Main Street, Finglas on 30th August 2018.
A cash in transit security driver was making his rounds in North County Dublin. He arrived at the bank in Finglas at around 2.35pm. He drove to the front of the premises and parked in a space directly outside the front door of the bank. After making his first delivery he returned to the van. On his way back into the bank a silver Ford Focus saloon car, registration number 05D48943 pulled up behind the van. A man got out of the passenger seat and ran towards the security guard. The suspect was brandishing an iron bar and demanded the cash box. The suspect grabbed the cashbox and fled to the waiting car jumping into the rear seat.
The car drove down the Finglas Road and turned left into the Glenhill estate, parking outside a small public park on Glenhill Court. The two suspects removed a ladder from the boot of the car and set fire to the vehicle. They threw the ladder into the park and then climbed over the railings. They ran to a wall at the far end of the park and used the ladder to get over the wall and into Fairways Estate where they were last seen running down the estate with the ladder and the cashbox.
The Ford Focus was sold legitimately on the 18th August this year. The buyer provided false details to the seller.
Description of Suspect #1
Around 5’9’’ in height
Wearing a black scarf / balaclava with a green hooded jacket and tracksuit bottoms
Description of driver
A male thought to be in his 40’s
Thin rimmed glasses
Dark clothing (hoodie)
- Anyone who may have seen the suspects’ car from the date it was purchased to the day of the robbery to come forward.
- The two suspects would have been very distinctive whilst running through the Fairways Estate with a ladder and cashbox. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who might have seen them to come forward
- A taxi driver drove pass the two suspects at Glenhill Estate. Gardaí are asking for the driver of this taxi to come forward
- Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery, or who has dash cam footage of any of the incident or getaway, to please come forward.
Description of Suspect #1
5’6’’ in height
Slim build, freckles on face
Grey Jumper and carrying a handgun
Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7500
On this month’s Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss online shopping. The countdown is on for Christmas which means a significant increase in online purchases and sales. To coincide with two of the busiest online shopping days of the year, namely Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Sergeant Kavanagh focused on the 12 Golden Rules of Safe Online Shopping and offered advice to the public on how best to keep your money and details safe.
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Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred in North County Dublin on Wednesday 31st October 2018 at approximately 12.45am. The injured party returned home and disturbed two men attempting to break into her house.
The suspects made their way to a black Toyota Avensis Saloon car registration number 06C7537. A third man was driving the car.
A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of one of the suspects
(Driver): described as 5ft 9-5ft 10 in height, and of slim build. He had dark hair cut tight around the sides with and longer on the top, with spots on his face. He was aged between 20-25. He was wearing a blue shell type jacket, possibly a tracksuit top and light coloured jeans. He also had a country type accent.
The second suspect was the passenger and is described as having short fair hair, and fair skin. He was about 5ft 7 in height and of slim build. He was wearing a dark coloured top and was also aged 20-25. He didn’t speak to the victim.
There was a third suspect and he was wearing a light coloured hoodie which he had pulled up and he was sitting in the rear of the vehicle covering his face with his hand, the victim did not see his face at all.
Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 4700
Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating a number of Theft incidents which occurred in the Tipperary Division on Wednesday 17th October 2018. Investigating Gardaí have established that a Red Volkswagen Golf was involved, bearing a cloned registration number 07LH2611. The thefts occurred in the Nenagh, Borrisoleigh, Upperchurch, Dundrum, Galbally and Aherlow areas.
An EVOFIT was compiled of the driver of the Volkswagen Golf who is described as being in his early twenties, wearing a dark baseball cap with light stubble on his face.
Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating tel: (0504) 25100
The Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of missing person Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan who is missing from his home in Ashbrook, Limerick since February 2000.
Twenty-year-old Gussie worked in Dell, he normally travelled to and from work using various methods of public transport. Gussie didn’t drive and did not own a mobile phone. On Friday the 11th February 2000, Gussie finished work at 3pm. He got paid that day and travelled to Limerick City and withdrew £100 from a Bank of Ireland ATM. His father Bob worked at the bank and Gussie met him there and returned £60 he had borrowed from him the week before. Gussie then went across the road to Supermacs and met a friend. They discussed their plans for the evening. Gussie and two close friends travelled to a public house known at the time as Cooper’s Bar on St. Joseph’s Street. They had a couple of sociable drinks and chatted with other customers in the bar. The two friends were renting a house across the road from the pub. Shortly after 9pm one of the friends went home to prepare some food. The other friend followed shortly afterwards. It was arranged that Gussie would stay with them for the night. Gussie remained in the bar and had another drink.
Gussie was captured on CCTV leaving the pub and crossing the road towards his friend’s house. A witness recalled how she saw Gussie raise his hand as if to knock on the door and then lower it again. He did not knock on the door. He placed a bottle of beer he was holding onto the ground and put his jacket on and walked towards a laneway known locally as School Alley Lane. Gussie was never seen again.
An extensive investigation followed and several areas and rivers were searched. Gussie’s family have travelled the country looking for answers. Unfortunately, Gussie’s mother Nancy passed away without finding out what happened to her son.
In 2001 a bone fragment was discovered on Quay Island in Bunratty, Co. Clare, recently with advances in technology, the remains were confirmed through DNA analysis to be Gussie. A funeral service was held for him on Saturday 10th November.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan to come forward.
Gardaí would like to thank the community of Limerick for their enormous help and assistance with this investigation to date, however they are making a direct appeal for information from people who may have not come forward for whatever reason, to do so now and they will be treated sensitively.
Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating tel: (061) 214 340
CCTV footage of the last known movements of Missing Person Trevor Deely, who went missing on the 8th December 2000.
Gardaí at Pearse Street are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Trevor Deely who was last seen on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road, at approximately 4.14 a.m. on the 8th December, 2000.
On the 8th December, 2000, following his Christmas party, Trevor called to his place of work to collect an umbrella, due to the inclement weather conditions. CCTV footage from the last sightings of Trevor Deely has been digitally enhanced. New CCTV footage captures a male dressed in black outside the rear entrance of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management Offices on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 between 3am and 3.34am, prior to Trevor Deely arriving. At 3.34am, moments before Trevor approached his place of work this male steps out onto the footpath and follows Trevor Deely to the back gate of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management before conversing with him at 3.35am.
Trevor was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road at approximately 4.14.21am on the 8th December, 2000. Gardaí believe that the male acting suspiciously outside of Trevor’s place of work is the same male that is seen passing the Bank of Ireland ATM on Haddington Road at 4.14.55am, 34 seconds after Trevor Deely that morning.
This December marks 18 years since Trevor’s disappearance. His sister Michelle will be in studio to appeal to the public for their assistance. There is a Crimestoppers reward of €100,000 for information.
Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9000
Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of Robert Sheehan that occurred in the early hours of Sunday the 2nd September 2012.
At approximately 3.45am twenty-one-year-old Robert Sheehan was shot and fatally wounded outside the Bunratty Castle Hotel in County Clare. Robert was attending his older brother’s wedding when two men dressed in dark clothing, drove into the car park and shot him several times.
The gunmen left in a large dark coloured car towards the Shannon / Clonmoney areas.
The following day, Monday the 3rd of September, Robert Sheehan died at the Midwestern Regional Hospital in Limerick.
· It is now over six years since the murder of Robert, and Gardaí are appealing to people who have information but have not come forward to do so now. Especially that felt they couldn’t at the time, but can do so now.
· A large dark coloured car was used by the gunmen, this car exited the car park in a westerly direction towards Shannon /Clonmoney.
· A Crime stoppers reward exists for information critical to the investigation.
· Information on those responsible for this murder or any other information that may assist the investigation.
Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are investigating tel: (061) 365 900
Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating a robbery incident and unauthorised taking of a car that occurred on Sunday 27th May 2018 in the Sally Gap area in Co. Wicklow.
A couple parked their car, a red Ford Mondeo, beside a bridge known as the Sean Kelly Bridge at the Sally Gap. They decided to go for a walk and take photographs of the scenery. At approximately 6.50pm a black Peugeot 307 car with three male occupants drove pass them. The men stared out through to the window at the couple. The car travelled for about 100 metre before turning around and coming back towards them.
The car stopped on the road, the three men got out and approached the couple. The men were aggressive and demanded the couple’s phones and wallets. Two of the men were armed with iron bars and a car jack. The men surrounded the couple and threatened them. One of the men demanded the keys to their car.
Once they had the keys the three men got back into their car and drove the short distance to the couple’s car. The suspect who was sitting in the front seat of the Peugeot car got into the injured parties car and drove off towards Tallaght.
Around fifteen minutes after the incident, a man who got out of a black Peugeot 307 was seen attempting to use the injured parties bank card at a service station in Jobstown. He was wearing a black and white Adidas t-shirt and a red baseball cap.
The couple’s car was recovered in Drumcara Avenue, Tallaght at 10.30pm the following night.
Description of offenders:
1– front seat passenger wearing white short sleeved shirt.
2 – (driver) wearing dark clothing and had stubble - not better described
3 – back seat passenger wearing a white t-shirt.
- Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward.
- Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the black Peugeot 307 in the area on that day or in the days leading up to it.
- The couple’s car was a red Ford Mondeo partial registration number 08-LS, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the car in the time between the robbery and when it was discovered the following day to please come forward with any information they might have.
- CCTV footage was captured of the man using the stolen card at the service station in Jobstown. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may recognise this individual to please come forward with any information as to his identity.
Gardai at Bray Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5300
On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio focusing on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The recent change in legislation means that all drivers found in excess of the legal alcohol limit will face an automatic driving ban for a minimum of 3 months. Garda Cloughley discussed the dangers associated with the “morning after” and offered advice on how to ensure you are alcohol free and fit to drive.
As a follow on from last month’s topic, and with the approach of the Christmas party season, Garda Cloughley also offered advice to those out socialising that have decided to be responsible and leave the car at home. Our message is to get home safe, and not overdo it with alcohol and put yourself in danger on the roads.
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