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Abduction of a Brinks Allied Employee in Monasterboice, Louth on the 6/11/10.

Gardaí in Drogheda have launched an investigation following the abduction of the wife of Cash in Transit (CIT) official from her home in Monasterboice, Co. Louth on the 6th November 2010.

At 6am on the 6th November 2010 the woman was taken from her house in a vehicle a silver Mercedes 02 D 43757.  She had been held at her home with her husband since 9pm the previous evening.  A demand was made that the CIT Company official to obtain a sum of money from Brinks Allied, Clonshaugh and await instructions.  It is believed that at least 3 armed people were involved.

During the course of the morning, Gardaí became aware of the incident and a comprehensive response team was put in place involving both local and national units.

At 8.30am this morning a silver Toyota Landcruiser Registration Number 01 KE 843 left the Brinks Allied premises Clonshaugh it was seen in the area of Plunkett College Drumcondra and Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9.  This vehicle was later found abandoned and on fire in St. John's Wood, Ashbourne at 9.30am the morning of the 6th November 2010.  A sum of money was handed over to the armed gang. The suspects wore dark overalls and balaclavas.

At approx.10am the wife of the official was released from the rear of a derelict house on Howth Road. 

Gardaí are appealing for information from the public on any activity which they might have seen in the following areas:

The silver Mercedes 02 D 43757 from 6am this morning from the injured parties  house in Monasterboice  and being located this morning 6th Nov 2010 outside 780 Howth Road  where it was found burnt out at approx 9.30am.

Any activity either this morning or in the last number of days in and around 780 Howth Road which is a derelict house.

The movements of the Land Cruiser Registration Number 01 KE 843.  It left Monasterboice this morning sometime after 6am and en route to Clonshaugh it stopped at the Graveyard at Balbriggan.  It then continued to the Brinks Allied  premises in Clonshaugh.  The Land Cruiser then left the premises  at approx 8.30am. Between 8.40am an 9am it was seen in the area of Plunkett College Drumcondra and Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9.  This vehicle was later found abandoned in St. John’s Wood, Ashbourne and on fire at approx 9.30am 6th November 2010.

Any suspicious in and around the Brownstown area of Monasterboice in the last number of days.

Gardaí at Drogheda Investigating                                        Telephone 041 9874200

An incident room has been set up at Drogheda Garda Station and anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí on 041 9874200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111or any Garda Station.