Gardaí in Bruff, Co. Limerick are investigating an aggravated burglary at the house of a local service station owner on the 19th of October 2008. Just after 10:10pm the victim pulled into his driveway and as he was about to enter his home he was attacked by several masked men. He was forced inside and had his hands tied with thick cable ties. When his wife returned home, she too was tied up. The raiders were extremely aggressive. One of them carried a knife and the other a shotgun.
They made the man remove cash and jewellery from a house safe and ordered him to go to his business premises and remove cash from the safe there. He was accompanied by 2 men while 2 others stayed in the house with his wife. They travelled in the man’s 4x4 to the service station and back to his house. The raiders made off in the 4x4, which they abandoned at a field behind the victim’s house.
Investigating Gardaí: Bruff Telephone 061 382 940
Sergeant Eddie Daly of the National Crime Prevention Office will be in studio to discuss how business owners can benefit from better CCTV systems.
The family of 35-year-old Patrick “Paki” Williamson, are concerned for his safety. The Clonakilty man has not been seen since the 15th of September 2008. He was captured on CCTV heading in the direction of McSweeney Quay in Bandon at 6:37am.
Investigating Gardaí: Bandon Telephone 023 522 00
The family of 74 year old Seamus Clarke is concerned for his safety. He left his apartment in Chapleizod in Dublin on the 16th of August 2008 at 3:20pm and has not been seen since.
Investigating Gardaí: Ballyfermot Telephone 01 666 7200
The Gardaí in Fitzgibbon Street are investigating the murder of Gerard Moran. Gerard was gunned down almost 10 years ago on the 21st November 1998,when he was shot at St Josephs Avenue, Drumcondra.
On the evening of the shooting Gerard was delivering Chinese takeaway for a Chinese restaurant located at Dorset Street. At 10.40pm an order was placed to the restaurant, which the victim was to deliver to an address at St Joseph's Avenue.
At 11pm Gerard arrived at the location on his motorbike. The bike, a Yamaha 125, was fitted with two freezer boxes. Investigators believe that the gunmen approached from the “Some Like It Hot” direction and that he then shot his victim twice in the left leg.
The gunmen then left the scene on a motorbike with a noisy exhaust. The victim was then removed to hospital were he subsequently died from his injuries on 24th November 1998.
Investigating Gardaí:- Fitzgibbon Street Telephone 01 666 8400
Gardaí in Roxboro Road in Co. Limerick are investigating the murder of 28 year old Shane Geoghegan in the early hours of Sunday 9th of November 2008.
Shane lived in the Kilteragh Estate in Dooradoyle, just outside Limerick city. Shane left his friend’s home in the Ard Bracken estate at around 1am. He was almost at his own home in Clonmore when he was shot at by a gunman who followed him across the street to the back of a house where he was shot a number of times and fatally wounded. The gunman ran to the passenger side of a navy blue people carrier. This vehicle left the Kilteragh estate and turned left onto the Main Dooradoyle Road.
Gardaí found a burnt out Renault Espace at Mill Lane in the Rossbrien area. They believe this may have been the people carrier used to transport the gunman. It was stolen on the 16th of October from the Kilonan/Ballysimon area of Limerick. The car was seen parked at an apartment complex in Ballycummin. It was last seen outside Block B at 6:30pm on the 8th of November 2008. It had left the car space by 8:30pm. Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to this vehicle and to anyone who may have witnessed this brutal killing.
Shane’s Mother and Girlfriend as well as family members and friends make an emotional appeal on tonight’s programme for the public’s assistance in bringing Shane’s killers to justice.
Investigating Gardaí:Roxboro Road Telephone 061 214 349
Gardaí in Loughrea are investigating a burglary that was reported to them on the 21st of October 2008. Among the large number of antiques and paintings taken from the house were the following:
A Classical Landscape painting with figures inscribed in the bottom centre of the old gilded slip. Gainsborough.
Large desk silver inkstand tray with two cut glass ink bottles with silver tops. The ink bottles are inscribed "DBS" and the centre piece tray is inscribed "Presented to DB Sullivan Esq."