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Aggravated Burglary at Rathcoole, Co. Dublin on the 19/10/10.

The Gardaí at Rathcoole are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at Red Gap, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin on the 19th October 2010.

The occupants of the house were watching TV, when at approximately 9pm a knock was heard on the front window of the house.

The woman of the house looked out the window and saw a man wearing a wig.  The woman’s husband then went to the side of the house, where he was confronted by two raiders.

One of the raiders was armed with a handgun while the second had a hammer.  The man with the handgun then entered the house and confronted the victim’s wife.  A struggle ensued between the second raider and the victim, during which he was hit on the head with a hammer.  A third raider then kicked the victim in the ribs.  He is then brought inside the house by the raiders.

Once inside both victims are threatened by the men who demanded to know where the safe is.  They are shown a gun safe by the victim and steal two Berretta shotguns, camera and some jewellery.

As the men leave the house they met the victims son who had pulled up outside in a blue Van.  One of the raiders fired two shots from a handgun at the blue van.  They them made their escape in a blue Opel Vectra with a 03 KY registration.


Gardaí at Rathcoole Investigating                                          Telephone  01 666 7900