The Gardaí at Leighlinbridge are investigating an aggravated burglary at the Lord Bagenal Hotel just after 5:30am on the morning of the 17th of May last.
A dark 3 series BMW m3 was seen in the car park around 3:15am. The occupants of this car waited until just after 5:30am to enter the hotel. There were four raiders in total and they were armed with a long barrelled side-by-side shotgun, a hatchet, sledgehammer and a screwdriver. They accosted two members of staff and a hotel guest and forced them to remove a safe from the premises. The safe was placed into one of the staff member’s car, a grey Ford Focus, registration number 08CW2478. The victims were then locked into a storeroom and told not to move. The raiders took a second safe from the bar and they left the scene with the safes, the BMW and the Ford Focus. The Focus was discovered at 10:30am on Monday 18th of May in Shillelagh forest in Moylisha, Co Wicklow.
Gardaí at Carlow Investigating Telephone 059 9136627
Gardaí are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the movements of a Blue Volkswagen Golf reg. 08 D 29796 which was stolen in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny in the early hours of 11th June 2009.
A car similar in appearance was sighted at approximately 2.15am on 12th June in Tullow, Co. Carlow where an Isuzu truck was stolen from a housing estate in the town. At 3.30am the truck and Golf were intercepted by a Garda patrol car at Castlebridge, Co. Wexford, following which the truck was abandoned and the occupants fled in the VW Golf at high speed.
At 4.14am this Golf was sighted in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny and a short time later an old style light blue BMW 525 Reg. 94 D 49955 was stolen from a local housing estate. A trailer and a JCB digger were also stolen from the area at that time.
At 5.26am the JCB began breaking down the exterior wall of the Bank of Ireland in Graiguenamanagh, four raiders were at the scene wearing balaclavas.
A short time later the Golf and the BMW left in convoy with the ATM machine on the trailer towed by the BMW. Extensive damage was caused to the structure of the Bank of Ireland.
At 5.50am the Golf and the BMW towing the trailer were sighted at Ballymurphy outside Graiguenamanagh travelling in the direction of Kiltealy, Co. Wexford. This was the last confirmed sighting of the vehicle.
On the morning of 14th June the Golf, the BMW & trailer which had been set alight and the badly damaged ATM machine were located on a remote roadway at Trooperstown and Glenwood, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who observed this distinctive, VW Golf R32 (only three registered in country) between the time of it’s theft in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny in the early hours of 11th June and it being set alight in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow before 7am on 14th June.
The car is high-powered, and very noisy when driven. When the car was stolen it was low on petrol so the car likely stopped for petrol in Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow or Wexford so we are appealing to anyone working in petrol stations who might recall a similar car and it’s occupants.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who observed the VW Golf and the BMW 535 towing the trailer between 12th and 14th June 2009.
We are also appealing for anyone who knows the identity of these raiders to contact us in confidence. The driver of the VW Golf was wearing a blue check shirt with long sleeves. Another raider was six foot tall and wore blue jeans & a dark long sleeved sweater.
Gardaí at Thomastown Investigating Telephone 056 7754 157
The Gardaí at Carbury are investigating this Burglary, which occurred at Moyvalley, Co. Kildare on 5th June at 3.45am approx. The suspects using a large bulldozer type machine demolished a portion of the premises and removed an A.T.M and it’s contents.
A week before, on the 29th May, a white Isuzu pick up truck, registration no 03 KE 2430 belonging to Kildare County Council. The truck was taken from Coill Dubh a village near to Prosperous and about 7kms from Mother Hubbard’s. The Truck was later used to transport the safe.
On the night of the burglary a second vehicle a black BMW 320 4 Door Saloon, Registration number 03 MH 8650 was taken from Summerhill, Co. Meath. This vehicle is believed to have possibly been used in the course of the burglary and was later found abandoned near the village of Clonard, some 2kms away.
The pick up truck was discovered parked next to Railway Bridge in Killyon Manor, Longwood, Co. Meath. The A.T.M was smashed open and the cash removed.
Gardaí at Carbury Investigating Telephone 046 955 3002
Gardai in Rathmines are seeking the public’s assistance in identify this man.
This man died at his residence in Rathmines on the 18th January 2009 from natural causes. This man lived at Hazelwood House in Rathmines, which is sheltered accommodation.
Enquiries to date indicate the deceased was known as Neil Cappleman. D.O.B. 2nd July 1950. This may or may not be his real name. Gardai are anxious to trace a next of kin for the deceased. His remains are at present in the Dublin City Morgue.
Enquiries have been made in the United Kingdom. In particular in the Newscastle-Upon-Tyne areas where the deceased may have lived. To date enquires have failed to confirm the identity of the deceased or a next of kin. Documentation would suggest the deceased had a brother John in the USA and a sister Marion in Canada.
The deceased may have had some interaction with the Navy possibly in the United Kingdom.
Gardaí at Rathmines Investigating Telephone 01 666 6700
The June edition of Crimecall will include a feature on the Juvenile Diversion Programme. The feature will explain the use of restorative caution in dealing with Juvenile Defenders.
The Director of the Juvenile Diversion Programme will be in studio to discuss the issue.
The Gardaí at Newbridge in Co. Kildare are investigating the disappearance of Deirdre Jacob who disappeared back during the afternoon of Tuesday the 28th July 1998.
Deirdre was 18 years old at the time and had recently returned home for the summer following a year spent in Twickenham, England attending a teacher-training course.
On the day she disappeared Deirdre had spent the morning at home. Her mother had called her a number of times from her work place. The last call that was made was just before 1 pm, Deirdre indicated that she was going to Newbridge town. Deirdre then walked from her home at Roseberry, Newbridge to Newbridge Town, about a 20 mins walk.
She arrived at her grandmother’s sweet and toyshop on Main Street at 1.30 pm. Deirdre mad lunch for her grandmother before heading to a local building society and bank. Both are located on Main Street close to her grandmother’s shop.
A few minutes later she made her way to the Post Office where she sent a draft. Deirdre then dropped into see her Grandmother for a few minutes, telling her she was heading home.
There are number of sightings of Deirdre as she walked home. The last sighting was an as she crossed the road to make her way towards her house at approximately 3pm.
Deirdre’s parents after contacting family and friends reported her disappearance to the Gardaí at Newbridge were a full-scale investigation was launched.
Sergeant Seamus Rothwell was in studio appealing for information on Deirdre’s disappearance. He also made himself available to take calls.
Gardaí at Newbridge Investigating Telephone 045 431212
Gardaí at Finglas are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of 21-year-old Maurice Martin from Navan at the junction of Cardiffsbridge Road and Tolka Valley road, Finglas.
The discovery of the body was reported to Gardai shortly after 5am on the morning of Friday 12th June 2009.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have any information to contact them.
Gardaí at Finglas Investigating Telephone 01 666 7500
The Gardaí at Balbriggan are investigating the Murder of Paul Smyth, whose body was discovered in a field in an area known as Ballough, Lusk, Co. Dublin. The deceased was discovered with gunshots wounds on Friday 12th June 2009 at 11am.
The deceased was last seen alive at School Street, Dublin 8 at 3.15 pm on the Tuesday 9th June 2009. He was driving an English registered Silver Opel Vectra (DY04CVB), which was later found burnt out in a field at Rathmooney near Lusk, Co. Dublin, at 5.30pm on the same day.
Paul Smyth was reported missing to Gardaí on the evening of the 9th June. A second car, a Ford Mondeo registration number EJ03TKU owned by the deceased was discovered on Thursday the 11th June. This car was parked in the car park of the City North Hotel, which is located at the Drogheda south exit, off the M1 motorway.
Paul Smyth’s body was subsequently discovered on the next day 12th June at 11am, in a field at Ballough where he kept horses.
The Gardaí appeal will be in relation to:
(1) Paul Smyth’s movements from the 9th of June until the time his body was discovered on the 12th June.
(2) Any Suspicious activity at Rathmooney, Ballough and the City North Hotel.
(3) Any Sightings or information regarding the movements of theses vehicles.
Gardaí at Balbriggan Investigating Telephone 01 802 0510
The Gardaí at Coolock are investigating the murder of Thomas Joyce who was shot dead at Grove Lane / the Malahide Road on Wednesday the 17th June last.
The deceased was sitting at the entrance to Grove Lane when a blue Ford Focus estate bearing false registration plates 03 MN 616, pulled up. The car stopped opposite Grove lane facing northbound in the direction of Malahide. One male occupant then exited the vehicle and discharged a number of shots at the deceased.
It is not known how many other suspects accompanied the gunman. The gunman then ran back to the awaiting Ford Focus, where he fired one last shot across several lanes of traffic. The Ford Focus and its occupant’s then drove away along the Malahide road in the direction of the N32.
The car was later found burnt out at Balgriffin Cottages opposite Fingal Cemetery. Tommy Joyce was removed from the scene where he was pronounced dead at 8.45pm.
The investigation team’s appeal is centred on anyone who may have travelled in either direction along the Malahide Road at or around the time of the murder (7.42 pm), and who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.
Secondly, anyone who may have seen the Ford Focus, being abandoned at Balgriffin Cottages. Investigators believe this car was abandoned within a few minutes of the murder.
Thirdly, anyone with information with regard to the making of the false plates (03 MN 616)
Gardaí at Coolock Investigating Telephone 01 666 4200
Sergeant Jim McAllister will be in studio to give us the latest statistics on road fatalities on our roads and advising us on road safety over the summer months.