On Monday the 4th of April at approx 9pm four masked and armed men entered the home of a post office executive and his family and took them hostage. At approx 11pm the employee’s wife was taken from the house in a silver Mercedes car partial registration number 11D to a derelict house at Lispopple in Swords, Co.Dublin and held overnight. The post office employee was told to go to the GPO and obtain a sum of money in order to secure the release of his wife. At approx 9.15am she managed to release herself and raise the alarm. The Mercedes was recovered at Boroimhe Beeches in Swords at 9.20am.
• any person who noticed any activity in the Fenor area of Kildare on the evening of the 4th of April 2011 from 8.30pm into the 5th of April 2011 at 7am
• Fenor is a town land approx 2 kilometres form Kildare on the Kildare to Kildangan Road
• Any person who noticed any activity in the Lispopple area of Swords on the 4th of April 2011 between 11.30 pm and 5th of April 2011 at 9.30 am
• Any person in the Boroimhe Beeches area of Swords who noticed any activity on the 4th of April 2011 between 11.30 pm and 5th of April 2011 at 9.30 am
• Any person who noticed any activity in any of these three areas , Fenor Kildare, Lispopple Swords or Borimhe Beeches Swords during the 12 week period leading up to the 4th of April 2011
• In particular persons or vehicles not local to the area
Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating Telephone 045884300
The Gardaí at Castlrea Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary and False Imprisonment incident that occurred on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011.
At approximately 11.45pm four masked and armed men broke into the home of a retired post master in Cloonfad, Co. Roscommon. The retired post master lives in the house attached to the post office. They threatened him and tied his hands with electrical cables, believing him to be the post master. He explained to them that he was retired. They intimidated him for several hours and he was forced to disclose where the current post office manager lived. The four men took the retired post master with them in their car, a slate grey Golf registration number 06M5610, a copied registration number and directed him to take them to the post mistresses house. He knocked on the window of her home and she opened the door for him. The raiders burst in through the door and held the family inside. Her elderly parents also live with her. The raiders ransacked her home and stole a quantity of cash. They demanded the keys to the safe from the post office. The raiders took everyone back to the post office in their car and the post office manager’s car. The raiders were informed that the safe was on a time lock and would not open. They waited at the post office throughout the night and held the family there.
Shortly after 8am the following morning, the Gardaí became aware of suspicious activity at the post office. A Garda was dispatched to the post office to investigate. He was confronted by the four masked raiders and a struggle ensued between them. The raiders made their getaway in their vehicle that was parked in the back yard. The Garda gave chase in an official patrol car and activated the lights and sirens. He lost sight of them at Dunmore.
• Anyone who was in the Cloonfad area or surrounding area between 10pm and 11.45pm on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 and may have seen suspicious activity
• Anyone who may have seen a grey Golf registration number 06MO5610 between 1.30 – 2.00am driving from Cloonfad to the Williamstown Area.
• Anyone who may have seen a silver Toyota Yaris partial registration number 05MO travelling in convey with the Golf car en route back from Williamstown to the Post Office in Cloonfad
• Anyone who was in the Dunmore, Williamstown, Carrowroe and Glenamaddy area on the morning of Thursday the 7th of April 2011 and may have seen the grey Golf travelling at speed.
Description of Men:
• Raider 1 – Tall and thin wearing a light grey knitted or fleece hoody, purple and white shirt, jeans and dark shoes
• Raider 2 was tall and thin wearing a dark grey fleece jacket, dark bottoms.
• Raider 3 was small and stocky wearing a brown fleece jacket, brown cord trousers with a hole in the knee and white socks over trousers and caterpillar boots
• Raider 4 was small and stocky wearing a black dark jacket, red checked shirt, white socks, black slip on shoes.Gardaí at Castlerea Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0949621630
The Gardaí at Portarlington are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a warehouse at Bottley lane, Portarlington, Co. Laois in the early hours of Saturday the 29th October 2011.
At approximately 2.25am the supervisor was locking up for the night, he drove towards the main gate in his jeep and got out to lock it, when a masked man armed with a large knife ran towards him and threatened him, two more masked men ran towards him and surrounded him. They demanded to know how the CCTV was monitored and how the alarm system worked. A fourth raider reversed the supervisor’s jeep back into the yard. A raider drove a dark coloured car, possibly a Volvo into the yard a short time after this. The raiders brought the supervisor into the warehouse, demanding to know where the expensive items were, they specifically asked for cigarettes and alcohol.
The raiders sat the supervisor down and handcuffed him to a steel trolley. One of the raiders stayed with him while the others ransacked the warehouse. One of the raiders used a walkie talkie to communicate to another raider and told him to bring a yellow Daf truck around. The truck had false registration number plates 99D31421 fitted to it. They used forklifts to move trolleys full of stock through to warehouse, the raiders loaded the truck with the goods. It took almost forty minutes to load the truck. One of the raiders wore camouflage clothing, he told the supervisor that one of the raiders had a gun and that he would shoot him. When the truck was fully loaded the raiders made there getaway followed by the Volvo.
• The two trucks, a white Volvo truck registration number 03 D 22742 and the yellow Daf truck registration number 01 D 40881 were stolen from Cabinteeley, Co. Dublin on the 25th and 26th October 2011.
• Did anyone see these trucks between these dates and the 30th October 2011
• Did anyone store these trucks in a garage or warehouse unaware that they were stolen?
• Did you see these trucks refuel at a petrol station or garage?
• False Plates - Where were they made? Did anyone remember making them for someone?
• Convoy to Portarlington over the October Bank Holiday Weekend? Did you see it?
• The trucks were recovered at Boston Hill, Rathangan, Co. Kildare on Sunday the 30th October 2011. They were fitted with false registration number plates, 01 D 40313 and 99 D 31421.
Gardaí at Portarlington Garda Station are investigating Telephone 057 8623112
The Gardaí at Abbeyleix Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a filling station on Monday the 9th May 2011 at Cullahill, Co. Laois.
At approximately 11pm the owner of the filling station was in the kitchen of her home which is adjacent to the petrol station. She went out the back patio door to get something from her car. Her dog started barking and she saw a hooded figure climbing over the back wall into her garden. The woman ran back into her home and locked the back patio door. The four masked and armed raiders where now in the back garden and ran after her. The raiders smashed the window of the patio door and gained entry to her home. The woman ran to the alarm but was grabbed by one of the raiders before she could set if off. The raiders brought her back to the kitchen and placed her on a chair. They threatened her and demanded money and cigarettes. They told her they would not harm her if she did what they told her. She gave them what ever cash she had in her home. One of the raiders went upstairs and ransacked the bedrooms. They demanded to know where the safe was. She told them it was in the shop. They ordered her to give them the keys to the shop. T hey brought her to shop. At some point another raider drove a dark coloured BMW into the back garden. The raiders prised open the cigarette machine with crow bars. They filled up big bags and bins with cigarettes. They told the woman they would tie her up but she pleaded with them. They left her locked in a bathroom in her home.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident and may be in a position to offer any assistance with the investigation to contact the Gardaí
• Anyone who may have seen a black 5 series BMW vehicle 2007 to 2010 model in the area before or after this incident to contact the Gardaí
• Anyone with information in relation to the identity of the persons involved in this incident
The Gardaí at Abbeyleix Garda Station are investigating Telephone (057) 8730580
The Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at the house of a local businessman and his family.
On Monday the 14th February 2011 at approximately 12.45am the man’s wife and their five year daughter and sixteen year old niece were in the house at the time. The niece and daughter were in the sitting room watching television. The woman was in the kitchen. Two men approached the front door tried to kick it in. The woman heard the noise and walked into the hall. She saw a shadow pass the front door. The raiders moved to the sitting room window and threw a rock at the glass. The window was double glazed and it took force to break it.
The house alarm was activated as a result of this. The sixteen year old niece screamed and ran from the sitting room. The mother ran into the sitting room and grabbed her daughter. She ran into the kitchen to get the telephone. Her niece ran into a bedroom. The two men had opened the sitting room window and climbed in. Both men wore balaclavas and were armed with a shotgun and a baseball bat. As the mother ran back into the hall she met the two men. The man armed with the shotgun placed his hand on the back of her head and told her to get them the bag of money. He brought her to the bedroom where the niece was and told her to put the phone down. He continued to demand money. The men told her to turn off the house alarm and brought them back up to the sitting room.
They were then ordered back down to the bedroom to get more money. The mother gave the men two zipped envelopes of money. The man armed with the shotgun demanded more money but the mother told them that was all they had. He demanded the keys to her car a silver Renault Megane registration number 08 D 61980. They ordered her to open the electric gates at the end of the garden. The niece attempted to open the gate using a key fob but was unable to do it so the mother opened the gates. The men were unable to get the car started and the woman had to show them how to do it. The mother, her niece and her daughter stood at the front door as the men drove out of the garden. They turned left and out of sight. The Renault Megane was recovered parked at the Belfry Rise estate on the 16th February 2011.
Description of Men:
Male 1 - Tall and Stocky, 5ft 11” – 6ft wearing a balaclava and dark clothing. Spoke with a fake Northern Irish Accent but later spoke with a Dublin accent.
Male 2 - Smaller in height also wearing a balaclava spoke with a Dublin Accent.
• Anyone who was in the Kiltipper area of Tallaght before or after the incident and may have witnessed suspicious activity.
• Anyone who may have seen the Silver Renault Megane registration number 08 D 61980 between the 14th and 16th of February 2011.
• Anyone in the Belfry Estate who may have seen this car in the estate on Wednesday the 16th February 2011.
The Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Sunday, 29th May 2011 at 2.45 am.
An employee of the Brinks Service Station at Rathdrinagh arrived home to Beauparc, Painestown, Co. Meath at 2.20am.
About twenty minutes later as she was getting into bed, the woman heard voices outside her house but thought it was people going home from a night out. She then heard a car reversing outside her house. She heard a loud bang and jumped out of bed. She saw two men in the corridor outside her bedroom. The men were armed with torches and hurley sticks. They threatened the woman, demanding cash and cigarettes. They searched the house, ransacking the bedroom.
One of the raiders found a bunch of keys believing them to be the keys to the service station. The raiders brought the woman to the service station at Rathdrinagh. A third raider had appeared at this stage. One of the other raiders referred to him as “Dicky”. The woman saw a fourth raider revving the engine of a white Golf GTI three door parked in the driveway. She was placed in the rear seat of her own car, a Ford Kuga and taken to the Service Station.
The woman was told to open the shop, but she was unable to as she did not have the keys. The raiders then told her to get behind a refuse bin while they cut the seatbelts from her car. They tied the belts to the tow hitch on her car and pulled the shutter from the shop.
At this point one of the raiders shouted that a car was coming, the raiders then fled the scene.
Description of Raiders:
Raider 1: Stocky build, about 5’7’’ tall, in his 30’s. He wore a balaclava and a dark jacket with grey panel. He carried a torch and hurley stick.
Raider 2: Thin Build, 5’9’’ to 5’10’’, early 20’s, May have had red hair. He wore brown knitted balaclava with the eyes cut out. He wore a light coloured hoody with his jeans tucked into his socks. He carried a torch and hurley stick.
Raider 3: Late teens, dark eyebrows. He wore a balaclava, navy and black jumper and track suit bottoms. Referred to as dicky
Raider 4: Initial Driver of Golf – Thin Build, Wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and top.
• Any sightings of the golf arriving at the house in Painestown, together with sightings of the four occupants
• Did anyone see the Golf leaving the house at Painestown and travelling in convoy with the injured party’s car a ford Kuga partial registration number 09MH
• Did anyone see both of these vehicles travelling from Painestown to the service station at Rathdrinagh at 3am
• Appeal for patrons attending the concert at Slane and those out socialising in particular any sightings near a public house just off the junction of the N2
Movements of Golf:
• The Golf GTI bearing registration number 08D55098 was stolen in the course of a Burglary at Watergrasshill, Co Cork on 28/05/11 at 9.45pm
• The occupants of this vehicle were involved in a Robbery from the person at Moate Road, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny,at 11.30 pm
• Sometime after midnight the registration plates 08MH7315 and 06LS3062 were stolen from two cars at a housing estate in Monasterevin, Co Kildare
• The stolen registration plate 08MH7315 was on the Golf when it was discovered burnt out at Kiloshulan, Barna, Co. Kilkenny on 29/05/11 at 9.15am
Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are investigating Telephone 046 907 9930
The Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at Tesco on the Dublin Road, Clane, Co. Kildare.
On Friday, the 11th November 2011 at approximately 9.20pm, two staff members were out in the yard at the back of the premises, when two masked raiders jumped a fence and approached them. One of the raiders was armed with a knife and the other raider had a walkie talkie. They threatened the staff members demanding to know where the offices were. They brought the staff members into the storeroom area where the raiders met another two members of staff, who they also threatened. One of the staff members was the duty manager who had the keys to the office, the raiders forced him to open the door and ushered the staff into it, they forced the duty manager to open the safe, one of the raiders filled a sports bag with money, the raiders demanded the duty manager to open another safe but he was unable to do so as it was on a time lock, the raiders specifically asked for the cash pods and loaded them into the bag.
The raider with the walkie talkie used it to communicate that the raider with the bag of money was leaving the office and checked to see if it was clear for him to do so, he also demanded the CCTV hard drive, the duty manager pointed to a computer hard drive and the raider took this. He threatened the staff that he would return in five minutes and not to move or he would kill them, a short time later a member of staff discovered the four staff members on the floor and alerted the Gardaí.
On Friday, the 25th November 2011 at 5.55am a second similar raid occurred at the same Tesco shop as two members of staff were opening up. Two men burst in through the automatic front doors and threatened the staff, they were forced at knife point into the office and forced to supply the key and code to the safe. The raiders emptied the contents of the safe and also removed a grey security box from the safe containing a large quantity of cash. The raiders then tied up the staff with cable ties. One of the raiders used a walkie talkie to communicate with a third raider who was waiting in a car outside. They loaded the boot of the car with the bag of cash, a witness who drove into the carpark observed this and followed them to Barberstown Cross where they turned towards Maynooth. They were driving a 06 Black saloon car.
• The aggravated burglary occurred at 9.20pm on 11th November 2011, the night of the first leg of the Estonia V Ireland soccer match.
• Entry and exit from the premises was via Capdoo Lane, Clane. Did anyone see a vehicle or suspicious activity on this day or on the days prior to the raid?
• CCTV footage captured the aggravated burglary, raiders wore wet clothing and the raider in green wore blue covers on his shoes and used a walkie talkie, both raiders spoke with strong Dublin accents.
• At 10.30pm at Twelfth Lock Newcastle Road, Lucan, a black saloon car stopped on the bridge and passenger got out and discarded a bag. The cash pods taken during the raid were later recovered here.
• The second incident occurred at 5.55am, the raiders walked from a vehicle which pulled up on the Dublin Rd., Clane, they entered the shop via front door.
• The raiders exited the shop via the front door to an awaiting vehicle which had entered the car park , the vehicle is described as black saloon, partial registration number 06D.
• The vehicle was followed by a witness and drove in the direction of Barberstown cross, a third car, unaware of incident merged between these cars at the roundabout, the witness following the raiders overtook this car but lost them, but believes it turned right for Maynooth at Barberstown cross.
• Gardaí believe that the two incidents are linked, and are appealing to anyone who has been approached to exchange a large amount of coins.
• Gardaí would also like to emphasise that stricter security measures were introduced at the shop to insure no reoccurrence.
• Appeal for any witnesses to either crime or disposal of cash pods at the twelfth lock.
Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating Telephone 045 884300
The Gardaí at Leixlip are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred in a Hotel in Leixlip, Co. Kildare on Thursday, the 20th January 2011 at 2.20am.
The night porter had just locked the front door after the last two customers left and guests in the hotel had retired for the night. He was sitting at reception when he heard a noise coming from the back of the hotel. He went to the exit door and saw three masked men on the roof of a toilet breaking into a window. The porter tried to close the door but one of the raiders armed with a handgun jumped off the roof and a struggle ensued between them at the exit door.
The three raiders forced their way in to the hotel and assaulted the porter. The other two raiders were armed with knives. They searched his pockets and stole his mobile phone and keys to his Toyota Celica vehicle registration number 95D52044 which was parked outside. T hey brought him to the reception area of the hotel looking for the safe. They forced the porter to crawl to the safe but he did not know the code. One of the raiders hit him on the head and pointed the gun at his head and told him to try and open the safe again. One of the raiders told the porter they would shoot him in the leg if he did not do as they said.
They spent several minutes trying to unlock the code but were unable to do so. They brought the porter into the back bar and the restaurant looking for cash. There was no much cash in the tills. They brought him back to the reception area and ordered him to help them demolish the desk. They rolled and dragged the safe out of the reception area and using the keys they had stolen earlier from the Porter reversed his car to the back door. They ripped a length of carpet from the stairs and rolled the safe along it towards the back of the car. They lifted the safe into the boot. Two of the raiders brought the porter into the back bar and tied his hands and feet with phone cable.
The car alarm on the night porters car went off and the raiders had to release him to show them how to turn it off. They placed him in a large cold room in the kitchen and left the scene in his Toyota Celica registration number 95D52044. When he was sure the raiders were gone he let himself out of the cold room and raised the alarm. The vehicle was tagged travelling northbound through the M50 Toll at 3.27 am on the 20/01/2011. The vehicle was recovered burnt out at Stockhole Lane close to Dublin Airport at 10.30am that morning.
Male 1 - 6”2” in height of thin build (tallest of the three raiders) Male 2 - 5”9” in height of thin build (smallest of the three raiders) blue jeans, grey jacket, black balaclava, Irish accent, armed with a handgun. Male 3 - 6”0” in height and thin build, grey addidas tracksuit with darker stripes on the arms and legs, black balaclava, Irish accent, armed with a large knife. Appeal: • Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have witnessed suspicious activity at the hotel. • Anyone who saw the Toyota Celica registration number 95D52044 on the M50 or the Stockhole Lane areas on the 20/01/2011. A small car dark blue in colour was seen in the area moments before the car was burnt out. • The porter’s mobile phone was found beside Springdale School on the Malahide Road.
Blue hoody, black balaclava, grey tracksuit bottoms, Irish accent, armed a large knife.
Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6667800
Male 1 - 6”2” in height of thin build (tallest of the three raiders)
Male 2 - 5”9” in height of thin build (smallest of the three raiders) blue jeans, grey jacket, black balaclava, Irish accent, armed with a handgun.
Male 3 - 6”0” in height and thin build, grey addidas tracksuit with darker stripes on the arms and legs, black balaclava, Irish accent, armed with a large knife.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have witnessed suspicious activity at the hotel.
• Anyone who saw the Toyota Celica registration number 95D52044 on the M50 or the Stockhole Lane areas on the 20/01/2011. A small car dark blue in colour was seen in the area moments before the car was burnt out.
• The porter’s mobile phone was found beside Springdale School on the Malahide Road.
On Monday, the 10th May 2010 at approximately 12.52am an aggravated burglary took place in The Coast Tavern public house in Laytown, Co. Meath. It was a Sunday night and the last day of the Premier Soccer league. The owner was cleaning up after the last customer had left by the courtesy bus from the pub.
Her husband and three children were asleep in bed. They live in a house attached to the pub. Three raiders climbed over a back wall and entered the back garden of the pub. They were armed with a large knife, an axe and a shovel. The shovel belonged to the pub and was in the back garden. They confronted the owner who was mopping the floor and threatened her. They demanded money and told her she would get hurt if she did not do what they said. They brought her to the kitchen area where they put cable ties on her wrist. They demanded the owner empty the contents of the safe. They demanded the keys to a red Skoda Octavia vehicle registration number 06D78549 that was parked outside. They put a blanket over the owners head. They made their getaway in the red Skoda Octavia. This was later recovered in a nearby estate some hours later.
Male 1 - 5”7” in height of medium build (smallest of the three raiders), armed with a large knife, unknown accent, face covered by balaclava.
Male 2 - 5”7” in height of stocky build, armed with a shovel, wearing dark clothing, face covered up with balaclava which had yellow stripes
Male 3 - 6”0” in height and well built. (Largest of the three raiders), armed with an axe.
Initially spoke to injured party with a Northern Irish accent but later spoke with a Dublin accent. Injured party believes the northern Irish accent was put on.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after the incident.
• Anyone who may have seen a red Skoda Octavia registration number 06D78549 in the Laytown area in the early hours of Monday the 10th of May 2010 or being abandoned in the Park Vale area of the Grangerath estate
• Anyone with information about this crime to come forward.
Gardaí at Laytown Garda Station are investigating Telephone 041 92827074
Gardaí at Wicklow are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a house at Three Mile Water, Brittas Bay, shortly after 8pm, Thursday 26th May 2011.
Four masked men entered the house, one was carrying a knife, and threatened the only occupant – a woman in her thirties.
They managed to get away with a number of items of jewellery which have a substantial value. There is no direction of travel or better description of the suspects.
Gardaí are appealing to any potential witnesses who were in the area between 7pm and 9pm to contact them on 0404 60140, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
We are making a similar appeal to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in this area in the week prior to the aggravated burglary to contact them.
The Gardaí in Abbeyleix are investigating an Armed Robbery and Hi-Jacking that occurred on Friday, the 3rd September 2010 in the Doonane Estate, Cretty’s Yard, Co. Laois.
A revenue collector for Laois County Council was working in the Doonane Estate in Cretty’s Yard in Abbeyleix. He started work at half past nine in this area. He collected revenue and inputted accounts into a handheld terminal. At 1.13pm the collector was just leaving the Doonane estate travelling in his own car, a blue Opel Astra registration number 06 LS 1063. A blue Volkwagon Golf registration number 02 WX 1446 drove towards him and blocked his path.
Three men jumped out of the blue Golf. They were dressed in dark clothes and wearing balaclavas. One of the men was armed with a double barrel shotgun. They approached the driver’s door of the collector’s car. The man armed with the shotgun opened the door and pointed the gun at the side of the collector’s head and demanded money. They told him to get out of the car and continued to shout at him. The collector had a money bag around his neck. They demanded the money bag. One of the raiders grabbed the bag from the collector.
Once they had the money bag two of the men ran back towards the blue Golf and the man armed with the shotgun got into the collector’s Opel Astra. Both sped off and turned left out of the Doonane estate in the direction of Abbeyleix. About one hundred metres further down this road they turned right and travelled in the direction of Wolf Hill. The Opel Astra was recovered here a short time later. The blue Golf was recovered at 1pm on the 4th September 2010 in St. Abbans Terrace, Coolnaugh, Ballickmoyler Arles, Co. Loais.
This Golf was stolen between the 27th and 28th of August between 11pm and 8.30am in Ballyglisheen, Borris, Co. Carlow. Items recovered in this car are linked to an unauthorised taking of a green BMW X5 Jeep registration number 02 WX 8294 from Moorefield, Newbawn, New Ross, Co. Wexford on the night of the 31st August 2010. This vehicle was recovered in New Ross on the morning of the 3rd September 2010 following a failed attempt to steal a Hitachi Track Machine from a Vocational School in New Ross. A white Scania low loader truck registration number 00 WX 9088 was stolen in the early hours of the 3rd September in Morriseysland in New Ross is also connected to this incident. This vehicle was later recovered at Toughers, Dublin Road Carlow at 8.15am on the morning of the 3rd September 2011.
Description of Men:
All three men were described as being of similar height, about 5'7” of 5'8” and of similar build. They were wearing dark tracksuit bottoms or jeans. They were wearing grey balaclavas and gloves. They had flat midlands accents.
• Anyone who was in the Doonane estate area of Cretty’s Yard in Abbeyleix on the morning of the 3rd September 2010.
• Anyone who observed the Blue Golf registration number 02 WX 1446 in the St. Abbans Terrace area in the days prior to this incident.
• Anyone who may be in a position to assist with the investigation or who may have any information regarding the incidents associated with the Armed Robbery and Hi-Jacking incident.
Abbeyleix Garda Station 057 8730580
The Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Jewellers on O’Connell Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Monday, the 18th July 2011.
• The Volkswagen Golf car registration number 00MH5527 was stolen from Seville Lawns, Callan Road in Kilkenny between the 15th and 18th of July 2011. It was taken without the keys and the immobilizer on the vehicle was disabled which would require knowledge in order to do this. • Gardaí believe that a second black Volkswagen Golf car travelled in convoy with the stolen silver Golf and picked up the two raiders in Colligan, on the Clonmel to Dungarven Road. • Anyone with information in relation to this incident or who can identify the raiders please contact the Gardaí at Clonmel. • The raider’s faces were not covered and the quality of the CCTV is very clear.
The shop opened at 9.30am and there were two shop assistants and a customer present. The owner was on the phone at the back of the shop and a second shop assistant was working on some jewellery.
At approximately 11am two armed raiders dressed in navy jackets, baseball hats and green gloves entered the shop and threatened the staff and customer. One of the raiders was armed with what appeared to be a handgun and told the staff and customer to get down. The second man was carrying a bag. He removed a hammer from the bag and smashed a display cabinet taking the most expensive items of jewellery from the top shelf and placing them in his bag. The first raider ordered the owner and the shop assistant to the ground in the middle of the shop. He spoke with a foreign accent, believed to be eastern European. The second raider moved to another display cabinet and again removed the most expensive items of jewellery from the top shelf.
The raiders left the shop and ran down Shelmaden’s Lane leading to the New Quay and made their getaway in a silver Volkswagen Golf vehicle registration number 00MH5527. They travelled in the direction of Irishtown and turned left onto Convent Road and then onto the Dungarven Road. The Golf car was later discovered by Gardaí at a lay-by on the Clonmel to Dungarven Road at Colligan. The engine was left running.
• The Volkswagen Golf car registration number 00MH5527 was stolen from Seville Lawns, Callan Road in Kilkenny between the 15th and 18th of July 2011. It was taken without the keys and the immobilizer on the vehicle was disabled which would require knowledge in order to do this.
• Gardaí believe that a second black Volkswagen Golf car travelled in convoy with the stolen silver Golf and picked up the two raiders in Colligan, on the Clonmel to Dungarven Road.
• Anyone with information in relation to this incident or who can identify the raiders please contact the Gardaí at Clonmel.
• The raider’s faces were not covered and the quality of the CCTV is very clear.
The Gardaí at Enniscorthy are investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred at Oulart, Gorey, Co. Wexford on Tuesday the 7th of June at 9.30am.
Three masked and armed raiders entered a post office in Oulart, Co. Wexford demanding money. Two of the raiders were armed with shotguns while the third was armed with a crowbar. One of the raiders fired a shot, grazing the postmistress and striking her son. The raiders then left the scene in a Grey Nissan Sunny registration number 92WX 1041. This car had been taken earlier that morning from outside a house in Enniscorthy.
• Did anybody observe the Grey Nissan Sunny registration number 92WX1041 in the Drumgoold area of Enniscorthy on the evening of the 6th of June or the morning of the 7th of June 2011
• Did anybody see this vehicle in Oulart on Tuesday morning the 7th of June.
• This car was found burnt out a short time later at Ballyboy (known locally as Teapot Lane), did anybody see this vehicle or any other vehicle on Teapot Lane between 9am and 11am on Tuesday the 7th of June
• The shotgun used in this armed robbery at Oulart Post Office is unusual (length of barrel, camouflaged), can any witnesses assist with this investigation or , do they recognise this gun
• Any witnesses who have not come forward to date we are appealing for their assistance
Gardaí at Wexford Garda Station are investigating Telephone 053 916 5200
The Gardaí at Templemore Garda Station are investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred in the home a local business man and his wife on Thursday, the 28th April 2011.
At approximately 8am the woman of the house got up and prepared breakfast. The business man got up a short time later and made some work related phone calls. His wife went upstairs to get dressed. At approximately 9.45am the man was in a room at the front of the house on the phone. He finished his phone call and walked into the kitchen. He saw a black jeep pull up at the back of his house. Two masked and armed men got out and ran towards his house. His wife who was upstairs heard a noise from outside and looked out the bedroom window. She saw the two men and shouted at them to go away. She pressed the panic alarm in the room. The two raiders burst through the kitchen door and threatened the man and demanded money. One of the raiders told the man to turn off the alarm and the second raider ran upstairs to the man’s wife who was attempting to lock herself into the bedroom. The raider burst through the door and threatened her and told her he wanted money. The raider dragged the woman downstairs where she saw her husband. He told her to give them the money. The raider pushed the woman back upstairs where she gave him a bag of money. The raider searched the bedroom for more money. He grabbed the woman again and brought her downstairs. The raiders left the house and drove out of the garden at speed. The woman managed to take down the number of the jeep, a black Toyota Landcruiser registration number 07KE7295.
The vehicle travelled at speed towards Freshfrord through Ballyragget, where a witness who was carrying out work on a house saw a person acting suspiciously in the area. The witness stated that this person took a consaw and ran towards a jeep. Shortly after this another witness who was travelling from Freshford towards Ballyragget became aware of the jeep registration number 07KE7295 with two males on board travelling very close behind his vehicle.
Prior to this incident at between 9.30am and 9.40am a witness observed the black Toyota Landcruiser with a silver coloured car acting suspiciously a short distance away from Graigue.
• Anyone who was in the Graigue area or surrounding area before or after this incident on the morning of Thursday the 28th April 2011
• Anyone who may have seen a black Toyota Landcruiser bearing cloned registration number 07KE7295 in the Urlingford area in the days before and after this incident and who may know the whereabouts of this vehicle.
• Gardaí now appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to the cloning of the above registration plates.
• Anyone who may have seen a silver car travelling in convey with the Landcruiser in the Urlingford area
Description of Men:
• Raider 1 – 5ft 9inchs in height, stocky build, wearing dark clothing with a dark balaclava and a midlands accent
The Gardaí at Templemore Garda Station are Investigating Telephone (0504) 32630
• Raider 2 – 5ft 6inches in height, thin build, late teens or early twenties, wearing dark clothing and dark balaclava with a midlands accent.
The Gardaí at Glanmire Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a bank in the Hazelwood Shopping Centre.
On Friday, the 5th August 2011 just after 10am two masked and armed raiders entered the bank while a cash transaction was been carried out by a security van at the premises. One of the raiders was armed with a sledge hammer and threatened the security employee and staff at the bank. He demanded money and brought the security staff member to the vault area of the bank. The second raider armed with a shot gun remained at the front door. A struggle occurred between the raider and the security staff which resulted in him leaving the sledge hammer behind and fleeing empty handed.
The raiders fled in a blue Mondeo registration number 08D11575 which was stolen during the course of a burglary in Ratoath, Ashbourne, Co. Meath on the 29th March 2011. The front registration number was altered with oil to read 08D11676.
The car was found partially burnt at Windsor Hill, Glounthaune, Co. Cork.
• The Ford Mondeo car was stolen during a burglary in Ratoath in Ashbourne, Co. Meath on the 29th of March 2011. Gardaí are looking for anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the car before the robbery on the 5th of August 2011.
• Anyone who was in the Glanmire area prior to or at the time of the attempted robbery who may have seen the Ford Mondeo car parked in the car park of the Hazelwood Shopping Centre beside the bank.
• Anyone who may have seen the raiders abandon the Ford Mondeo car at Windsor Hill, Glountaune.
Gardaí at Glanmire Garda Station are investigating Telephone 021 4821002
The Gardaí at Baltinglass Garda Station are investigating an attempted theft at a Bank in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.
On Sunday the 1st May 2011 at 5.45am a gang of at least four masked and armed men attempted to remove an ATM from a bank in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. The raiders used a stolen track machine which was situated on the back of a trailer in an attempt to remove the ATM, causing extensive damage to the bank. The track machine fell off the trailer. The raiders fled the scene in an Audi A3 vehicle, leaving three vehicles at the scene that had also been stolen prior to this incident.
A Mitsubishi Pajero jeep registration number 03CN712 was recovered at the scene, this vehicle was taken during the course of a burglary on the 30th April 2011 in Tullow, Co. Carlow. A silver Toyota Landcruiser jeep registration number 06KK946 was also recovered at the scene, this vehicle was stolen in the course of a burglary in the early hours of the 1st May at Castledermot, Co. Kildare. The Ford tractor registration number 90WX4156 was also left at the scene, this vehicle was stolen from a yard in Ballon, Co. Carlow at 4.20am.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident and who may be in a position to offer any assistance to the investigation.
• Anyone who saw these vehicles in convoy on route to Tinahely in the early hours of Sunday the 1st May 2011.
• Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the Audi vehicle before and after this incident
• Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in Tinahely in the days or weeks prior to this incident
The Gardaí at Baltinglass are investigating Telephone (059) 6482610
The Gardaí at Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating an incident of burglary and theft that occurred on Tuesday morning, the 18th January 2011between 1am and 5.36am in a marina.
At 1am that morning five raiders broke into the marina. They gained access one hundred and fifty yards from the entrance, through a hedge and over a ten foot embankment. The raiders trespassed through a rough terrain until they reached the marina. The raiders broke the locks off storage sheds and gained entry to the dry dock area and stole a number of items. They then made their way towards the floating jetties were the boats were moored. Here they stole items from 49 boats.
The property stolen included outboard motors, sailing equipment, tools, electrical equipment including televisions, cameras and radios. CCTV captured the raiders walking back and forth across the jetties carrying the stolen property. Earlier in the night a taxi driver was dropping a passenger home past the marina and noticed a white truck possibly a DAF truck with a refrigerator body parked outside the marina where the raiders broke through the hedge. He noted that it was a particularly icy night but this vehicle had no ice.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after the incident.
• Anyone who may have seen a white truck parked at the Marina in Carrick On Shannon in the early hours of Tuesday the 18th of January 2011 or in the area before or after the incident.
• Anyone who may have been offered any of the property stolen in this incident to come forward.
Gardaí at Carrick On Shannon Garda Station are investigating Telephone 071 9650510
The Gardaí at Castlecomer Garda Station are investigating a burglary at a post office in the town just after 5.15am on Wednesday, the 5th October 2011.
The gang involved in the burglary had already stolen a Hyundai 360 Excavator reg. number 07 CE 2206 from Carlow hours earlier. The excavator was on the side of the road and had been parked up for the night. A silver Toyota Landcruiser reg. number 03 LS 312 was also at the scene, this vehicle had been stolen from Kilkenny on the 17th August 2011.
At approximately 3am a third car was observed on CCTV at a service station in Carlow. It was travelling in front of the landcruiser and the excavator. The car was believed to be a black Volkswagen Golf with large alloy wheels.
At 5.08am the convoy was spotted on the Castlecomer to Athy Road by a witness on their way to work. A short time later in Coolbawn, just outside Castlecomer two more witnesses spotted the convoy.
CCTV at the post office captured the excavator and the jeep travelling along the main street in the direction of the Post Office, the jeep was now towing a trailer.
The raiders then used the excavator to pull down the front of the post office causing extensive damage. The raiders got into the building and removed the safe. They left he excavator at the scene and made their getaway in the Landcruiser in the direction of Clogh, Co. Kilkenny.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has not yet come forward with information
• Anyone who may have witnessed the convoy en-route to the post office and may have information to contact the Gardaí
• Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the trailer and the safe to come forward and contact the Gardaí
Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0567775000
On the 11th October 2001 at approximately 5.05pm, 2 males entered Holycross Abbey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary armed with a hammer, a screwdriver and angle grinder and forced open a cabinet containing 2 Holy Crosses.
The culprits left in a Red/Wine VW Touareg (believed to be 06 LK 5124 which had been stolen on the 11.03.11 in Greystones). This vehicle was subsequently found burnt out a short distance away. A dark coloured saloon car was observed travelling at speed, in the vicinity of where the jeep was burnt out.
The description of the items stolen:
1. Holy Cross approx. 12” in height, hanging on a chain and contained 2 crosses and 2 dark stones. It was made from Silver and dated back to 14th Century.
2. Holy Cross approximately 12” in height standing on its own base. The cross contained a centrepiece that could hold the host. This cross was made from Gold and Bronze.
These religious artefacts are priceless. The picture attached is of one of the crosses.Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0504 25100
The Gardaí at Cabra Garda Station are investigating a Burglary that occurred at The Office of the Revenue Commissioners at Ashtown Gate. At 7.17pm on the evening of Thursday, the 27th January 2011 there men forced the pedestrian gate into the perimeter of the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. This gate is controlled by magnetic lock, which the men forced open.
This pedestrian gate is located at the Halfway House Roundabout. Once inside the grounds the three men forced to an external emergency door, where they entered the building. They removed ten laptop computers from the offices. They are captured on CCTV leaving the premises carrying two laptop bags and a sports bag at 7.44pm.The ten laptops were recovered in a house under construction in an unfinished housing development in the Cruise Park area of Tyrellstown, Dublin 15. A black sports bag was also recovered and the make of the bag was “Head”.
Cabra Garda Station 01 6667400
The Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred on Wednesday the 23rd of March 2011.
At approximately 9.50am a delivery was being made to a post office on Decies Road, Ballyfermot. The security van reversed into a car park in front of the post office. The driver noticed a black Toyota Avensis pull up across the road in front of the van. It had a replacement bumper on the back with yellow writing on it. The delivery man got out the passenger side of the van. He walked to the back of the van and opened the security hatch and removed the cash box. A man came from the passenger side of the van and confronted him with a small pistol. He pointed the gun at the security man and demanded the cash box. The security man threw the cash box on the ground and the armed raider took it and ran to a waiting red Volkswagen Golf registration number 008WW1941 and got into the passenger seat. The driver of the Golf car drove away at speed. The raiders drove to First Avenue, The Ranch, Ballyfermot and set the car on fire. The two men threw the cash box on to the ground in an attempt to open it. The purple dye in the box exploded and the raiders left the box on the ground and ran to a waiting black car which drove off at speed.
• Anyone who was in the Decies Road area or surrounding area before this incident on the morning of Wednesday the 23rd of March 2011
• The owner of the black Toyota Avensis car that was parked across from the security van on Decies Road to come forward.
• The red Volkswagen Golf registration number 08WW1941 was stolen during a burglary in Wicklow between midnight and 6am on Tuesday the 22nd of March 2011. Was this vehicle in the area before the incident?
• Anyone with information on the black car that was parked in the Phoenix Street / First Avenue Area. Gardaí believe this car was parked here for some time prior to the robbery. The partial registration number of this car was 00MH.
• The security box leaked purple dye and this could have got onto the raiders hands and clothing.
Description of Men:
• Raider 1 – 6ft in height, stocky build, wearing a grey hoody with his face covered and red gloves
• Raider 2 – Driver of the red golf was small, stocky with short mousy brown hair dressed in all black
Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 66667200
Gardaí at Rathfarnham Garda Station are investigating an attempted robbery at a post office in Knocklyon, Dublin 16 at 9.30am.
Just after 9.30am two males approached the post office, one of the males was armed with a sledge hammer and attempted to smash the glass partition. He made several attempts at this but could not break the glass. The two men then fled the shop and made their getaway in a green Ford Mondeo registration number 95 D 3346.Gardaí at Rathfarnham Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6666500
Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary at a shopping centre in Finglas at 12.30am on Thursday morning, the 15th September 2011.
The shopping centre had been closed for just a half an hour and staff were collecting cash from the self service checkouts on the floor. Two men approached an emergency exit door on a motorbike and began to smash a panel of glass in the door. The men gained entry to the shop and threatened the staff. They demanded the money from the self service machines.
Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6667500
on Tuesday the 27th September 2011 at 2.30pm in the Post Office in Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
Gardaí at Edgeworthstown are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Post Office on Tuesday, the 27th of September 2011 at 2.30pm.
Two masked and armed raiders entered the post office and demanded cash. One of the raiders was armed with a sledge hammer and gained access through the glass partition to the staff area. The other raider was armed with a shot gun and threatened the staff and customers. The raiders left the scene in silver Volkswagan Passat that was stolen during the course of a burglary in Sutton, Co. Dublin between the 15th and 27th of September. This car was fitted with false registration plates 09D16288.
Gardaí at Edgeworthstown Garda Station are investigating Telephone 043 6671002
On the 15th January 2011, two males knocked on door of a house in the Coolock area which was occupied at the time by a 6 year old boy and his babysitter. The child answered the door and the 2 males pushed passed him.
They brought the child and babysitter into the front room and produced a gun, asking the child where the key to the safe was. They threatened to shoot him if he did not tell. The child replied that his dad had the key. The child and babysitter were tied up with cable ties and gagged with tape duct while the raiders broke down the door of the parent’s bedroom to gain access to the safe. They left the scene leaving the injured parties still tied up.
Gardaí at Coolock Station are investigating Telephone 01 6664200
On the 17th February 2011 at 4.30pm an elderly woman was in her home in Wadelai Road, Glasnevin. An unknown male called to her home and stated he was checking the heating system in the area and his name was Tommy Doyle. He said he was a friend of a man known to her. The male checked all the rooms in the house and checked the walls. He stated there was a problem with the heating and he would need to order a part to fix it. The woman had not reported any problems with her heating system. She offered to pay him for the part by cheque but he refused. He asked her if she had an ATM account and stated that she did but she could only take €200 out at a time. The male stated that he would take her to the bank in order for her to withdraw the cash. He brought her to Bank on Mobhi Road and parked outside while the woman went into the bank and withdrew €600 which she gave to the man. He then brought her home and told her he would return on the 18/02/2011 at 9.30am but he never did.
Description of Male - 5ft 6”, heavy build, clean shaven & spoke with an Irish accent, wearing blue jeans, light coloured blue or white top.
Ballymun Garda Station 01 6664400
The Gardai in Wexford are investigating the discovery of human remains in the sea near to Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.<_o3a_p>
On the 3rd April 2010 a trawler was deep sea fishing thirty five miles south of Kilmore Quay in Wexford. When the crew opened the net they discovered a human skull. They immediately notified the Gardai who began their investigation. The State Pathologist performed a port mortem on the remains. Extensive tests and examinations were carried out and established that the remains were a female Caucasian aged between thirty five and sixty five years of age.<_o3a_p>
They established that she would have lived on the east coast of <_st13a_country-region><_st13a_place>America and was of European descent. The tests showed that this woman may have had arthritis or trouble moving her neck. The remains were brought to <_st13a_place><_st13a_placename>Dundee<_st13a_placetype>University were a facial reconstruction was done. During this process a dental examination was carried out and it was discovered that one of the molars had a crown fitted to it. The presence of the molar and the crown provided a good source of DNA and allowed a DNA profile to be made. Further analysis carried out suggested that, between the ages of six and fourteen she may have lived in Kansas, West Virginia and along the eastern seaboard of the United States of America and had a good diet, with plenty of fish, meat and vegetables.<_o3a_p>
Anyone in a position to identify this lady or offer any assistance to the investigation team to come forward.<_o3a_p>
Member in charge - Detective Garda Gerry Kealy (pictured), Wexford Garda Station on 053 916 5200
The Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating the discovery of remains found on Dollymount Beach on Tuesday the 8th of February 2011.
A member of the public was walking along the beach at approximately 5.30pm when he came across a human limb. The limb was removed and an examination took place. It was established that the remains was the right arm of a human male and had been in the water for one to six weeks. Further enquiries carried out through Interpol across all registered DNA Date Base in Europe resulted in a positive match to James Nolan, (DOB) 04/06/1964 from Finglas Dublin 11.
James attended the Wellmount Medical Clinic in Finglas on Tuesday the 30th of November 2010.He was known to frequent the Fairlawn estate area and Clearwater Shopping Centre in Finglas. He was also known to frequent the open ground area beside St. Canice’s Church and the Dunnes Store car park on Cardiffbridge’s Road in Finglas. He had two pet dogs that he always had with him.
• Anyone who may have seen James in the Fairlawn Estate, Clearwater shopping centre, St. Canices Church grounds and the Dunnes Stores car park on Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas.
• Anyone who may have seen James in the Dublin City Centre Area.
• Anyone who may have seen James at the Wellmount Clinic in Finglas.
• Anyone with any information in relation to the disappearance and circumstances of his death.
Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6664800
The Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are investigating a fatal hit and run collision that occurred on the 26th of June 2011.
In the early hours of Sunday, the 26th June 2011 Fintan Traynor, who was just 20 years old, was killed when a car struck him as he walked home to Lemgare Road, Co. Monaghan. This road links the village of Clontibret and Annyalla with Derrynoose and Keady, Co. Armagh.
Fintan had attended a family reunion on Saturday, the 25th June with family members from Australia who returned for a four week holiday. Fintan and his cousin Ciaran travelled to Castleblayney where they met up with more friends and continued to socialise in the town. Just before 2am Fintan and his cousin Ciaran were walking along the main street in Castleblayney and stopped to talk to a cab driver who gave them a lift home to their uncle’s house in Annayalla where Ciaran was staying. They said goodnight and Fintan left to walk the 3 kilometres to his own home. This would have taken just thirthy minutes. About one kilometre up the road, a neighbours CCTV camera shows a figure passing at 2.41am.
Early on the Sunday morning, Fintan’s uncle who had travelled from Australia took an early morning walk with his wife down the quiet country road towards Lemgare Road. They came across the body of Fintan lying on the road. He had been struck by a car.
• Appeal to the owner/driver of offending vehicle which we now know to be an Audi A.4 car to come forward and assist the Gardaí.
• Appeal to the driver of the car which travelled from Tasson (Murphys Cross) towards Lemgare at 3.31a.m. on the 26th June, 2011 to come forward.
• Appeal to garages/vehicle repair workshops/suppliers of car parts on both sides of the border to come forward and assist in the investigation.
• Any other persons who were socialising or travelled through this area on the morning
• Appeal to any person who has any information to assist and to contact the Gardaí on Garda Confidential Line 180-0-666-111 or Monaghan Garda Station 047-77200 or any Garda Station.
• The road where the collision occurred is not widely used by the public and Gardaí believe that there may be some people locally who might have valuable information and have not yet come forward. They may have noticed a car of this description which was damaged or some person whose mood swings or behaviour which may have changed. The person involved may have confided to some close friend or family member about the accident.
Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are investigating Telephone 04777200
The Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating a fatal hit and run road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 5.25pm in Friday the 2nd December 2011.
Conor Hickey was crossing Fassaugh Road, when he was struck by a car, he was transferred to hospital where he was pronounced dead the following day.
Witnesses describe seeing a silver saloon car travelling at speed away from the scene in the direction of Connaught Street, CCTV footage captured a black car turning right at the junction of Shandown Crescent onto Connaught Street when a silver car travelling at high speed from Faussagh Road narrowly missed the black car at the junction as it was turning right.
• Did anyone see anything suspicious before or after the accident on that Fassaugh Road.
• Anyone who witnessed Conor Hickey being struck by the car to come forward.
• Did anyone see a silver medium sized saloon car on Fassaugh Road, travelling at speed towards Connaught Street in the direction of Phibsboro 10 minutes before and after the incident.
• A black car pulled out of shandon crescent and turned right, this car was narrowly missed by a silver salloon style car travelling at speed seconds after the accident. Gardai would like to talk to the driver of the black car, who may have seen something.
• A female captured on CCTV walking up Connught Street past Shandon Motors would have seen near collision between the speeding silver car and the black car. Gardaí would like them to contact the programme.
• Gardaí appeal to the person responsible to hand themselves in.
• Anyone with any information on this fatal hit and run road traffic collision to pick up the phone and call the programme.
• Gardaí would also like to thank the local community have been hugely helpful.
Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 666 8600
The Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating a Fatal Hit and Run Road Traffic Collision that occurred in the early hours of the 9th of June 1996.
Paraic Coffey was just eighteen years old when he was killed in a fatal hit and run road traffic accident on the Athboy to Dunderry road. Paraic had been socialising with friends at a disco at Buck Mulligans in Athboy. He decided to walk home after the disco had finished and was seen between 2.30am and 3am on the main street in Athboy. Two local people found him lying on the Dunderry to Athboy road a short time later. He was transferred to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His parents identified their son at the hospital.
A small stone memorial in memory of Paraic was placed at the spot where he was killed. His family and friends who live in the Rathcairn Gealtacht pass it everyday.
•Anyone from the Rathcairn Gealtacht or the surrounding community who may be in a position to offer information to assist with the investigation
Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0469280820
The Gardai at Swords Garda Station are investigating the fatal stabbing of Bart Urbaniak on the 12th December 2010. At approximately 3.35am on this date Bart was dropped outside the Rotunda Hospital suffering from stab wounds. He was transferred to the Mater Hospital were he underwent medical treatment. At 3.55pm Bart Urbaniak died as a result of his injuries.
Bart Urbaniak had been socialising in a nightclub in Swords celebrating a birthday for one of his friends. They left the venue at 2.45am and travelled by taxi to the Richmond Road. Here a passenger in a taxi travelling down the Richmond Road saw an altercation involving a group of men. This witness also stated that the Taxi driver applied the central locking system and commented on the group of men on the road.
• Anyone who was in the Richmond Road area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed any activity in the early hours of the 12th December 2010.
• The taxi driver to come forward that these people travelled with from Booterstown and dropped a fare off at Kirwin Street and then onto St. Aidans Park. The passengers remarked that this taxi driver was playing a cd with 60’s and 70’s music on it and the taxi driver stated that his daughter made this cd for him.
Kevin Kenny, who was just thirty years old, was socialising with friends in Ruby Finnegan’s pub when an altercation occurred outside the premises resulting in him being fatally injured a short distance away on Sarsfield Road, Ballyfermot.
• Gardaí are appealing for the drivers of two vehicles to come forward. Both vehicles approached the scene from the City Centre direction travelling towards Ballyfermot. One of the cars is described as a small hatchback and the other car appears to be a Toyota Avensis taxi.
• Gardaí are appealing for the drivers of two vehicles travelling towards City Centre from Ballyfermot direction. One is a taxi that appears to be a Silver / Grey Ford Mondeo or Volkswagan Passat with the front left hub cap missing. There is no description of the second vehicle.
• Any persons that were in the vicinity of First Avenue and Sarsfield Road, Ballyfermot on the night of Sunday the 31st July 2011 and that have not already been interviewed.
• Any persons who have information that could assist with the investigation.
Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 666 7200
Metal theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in Ireland. In some regions it is reported to have reached alarming proportions. When the price of scrap metal rises, so too does the theft of scrap metal.
It is believed that this increase in the price of metal is a direct result of the rapid industrial development in countries like India and China. The metals most commonly stolen are copper, aluminium, brass and bronze and with the approximate market value of one tonne of aluminium estimated at €1,750 it can be a very lucrative business. Metal thieves target our rail services, manholes, churches, public buildings, telecommunication cables, homes and electricity substations. These thefts are putting communities in danger. Inspector Niall Featherstone and a representative from the ESB will be in studio to discuss the problem in detail.
Safety Call (Crime Prevention)
Sergeant Andrew Haran was in studio to offer viewers a Summer Crime Prevention message on personal safety and burglaries.
This month’s traffic feature focused on dangerous driving, Sergeant Jim McAllister was in studio to discuss motorists breaking red traffic lights and the consequences of this action.
The Fraud segment included an interview with Detective Inspector Denis Heneghan of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation highlighting a recent scam known as the “Black Money Scam”.
Detective Inspector Heneghan offered advice to the public as to what action should be taken to avoid becoming a victim of such a crime.
Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation (G.B.F.I.) will highlight details of a scam that is currently active in the Irish marketplace. Irish consumers are receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be from Microsoft, or working on behalf of Microsoft, to tell them they have a virus on their computer.
Details of the Scam:
Consumers are cold called from someone claiming to be from Microsoft and told there is a problem with their computer and offered help to solve the computer problems.
Once the caller has gained the consumer’s trust, they ask consumers to log onto a website to download a file to help solve the problem.
They then ask for credit card details for a package which will fix the virus. They also potentially attempt to steal from the person by accessing personal information on their computer. In addition to gaining access to your personal details, they can also infect your computer with damaging viruses and spyware.
Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation Telephone 01 6663776
Gardai in Santry are investigating the fraudulent sale of a Mitsubishi Pajero on the 21st May 2010. The Pajero was stolen in Ashbourne in April. It had a registration number 06 MH 8994.
On the day of the sale the Pajero carried a copied registration number 06 LM 1330. The person purchasing the vehicle had a friend of his, take a picture of the seller on his mobile phone. Gardai are looking to identify this man, who identified himself as “John”. He has a distinct turn in his eye.
Gardaí at the Stolen Car Unit are investigating Telephone 01 6663323
On the 3rd April 2010, a human skull was found in the nets of the ‘WILLIE B’, trawler fishing off the coast of Wexford. The skipper reported the discovery to local Gardaí. On the 4th April Detective Garda Gerard Kealy of the Wexford Crime Scene Investigation Unit met the trawler at Kilmore Quay.
On the 6th April, a post mortem was carried out by the state pathologist. Detective Garda Kealy took the skull to UCD for a process called maceration to be carried out.
Detective Garda Kealy then gathered all the test results, including the facial reconstruction and DNA and sent them to Interpol.
As a result of this a short time later a possible candidate was nominated as a woman missing from Wales. A photograph of that woman was obtained and Detective Garda Kealy returned to Dundee where they superimposed the photo of the woman onto the reconstructed image. It was a match.
The Welsh police sent a liaison officer to her family to give them the news. The circumstances of the death of the deceased were that in early December 2009, she was walking on a cliff path in fading light and fell into the sea. A local undertaker donated a coffin and the woman was returned to her family for burial.
Gardaí at Wexford Garda Station are investigating Telephone 053 9165200
Gardaí in Tipperary Garda Station are currently looking for a missing person, Bobby Ryan of Boherlahan, Co. Tipperary. On Friday 3rd June 2011 relatives of Bobby Ryan reported him missing. He had stayed in a house in Fawnagowan, Bansha Road, Tipperary on Thursday night 2nd June 2011 and left at approximately 6.30am on Friday morning to go to work at Kilough Quarry near Thurles, Co. Tipperary. He failed to turn up for work and colleagues contacted his son and daughter.
Gardaí at Tipperary Town were notified at approximately 2pm. At 2.30pm Mr Ryan's Silver coloured Citroen van was discovered parked at a car park at Kilshane Woods, Bansha, Tipperary, which is an amenity area for walkers using the local woodlands.
A Male matching his description was seen walking along a country road at Cordangan, Tipperary Town at approximately 10am on Friday 3rd June, the morning he went missing.
Bobby Ryan's family are concerned for his safety as he has not contacted family or friends since Friday morning June 3rd 2011.
Bobby Ryan is an Irish national and 52 years of age. He is described as 14st, 5ft 2" with hazel eyes and bald. When last seen he wearing a navy polo t-shirt, navy tracksuit bottoms, navy jumper and white runners.
Gardaí at Tipperary Garda Station are investigating Telephone 062 80670
Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station are appealing for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Gerard Daly, date of birth 07/11/1968.
Gerard is missing from his home at Cornaveagh, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan, since Sunday, the 26th June 2011. He is formerly from Knockmore Grove in Tallaght and moved to the Bailieboro area in recent years.
Gerard’s partner and her children were staying with him the weekend of his disappearance. She left at 6pm on Sunday the 26th June 2011 and returned to her own home. On Monday the 27th June Gerard’s partner attempted to contact him by phone. She then contacted a friend who called to Gerard’s home and discovered the house vacant with no sign of Gerard.
Gerard’s partner was the last person to see him on Sunday evening, his routine would have included tending to his dogs which he kept at the house, one of the dogs was running loose and they had not been fed. The iron gates leading to the house were left open and the keys to the house were gone. Gerard’s wallet was still in his house and he did not collect his social welfare payment the following Tuesday the 28th.
Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station are investigating Telephone 042 9694570
The Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of James Kenny McDonagh (Dob - 16/06/1982) from Islandbridge Court, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
James Kenny McDonagh is 28 years old and a father of one. He has been missing since the 27th October 2010.
At approximately 1.23pm James left a friend’s apartment in the Parkwest area near to Ballyfermot and Cherryorchard area. He was driving a wine coloured Mazda 6 vehicle registration number 02D68758 which was on loan from a garage as he was having trouble with his own car. James was also using two crutches as an aid to an injury he sustained to his left leg some months earlier.
Between 3.30pm and 4pm on the 27th October 2010 a woman who knew James saw him driving in the Bluebell area, he travelled onto the Naas Road where the witness and James were stopped at a red traffic light. They had a short conversation and James informed the woman that he was going to meet a man about purchasing a jeep. The woman turned left onto Walkinstown Avenue and James continued straight out the Naas Road. This was the last sighting of James.
That evening at 7.50pm the Mazda James was driving was found burnt out at a lay bye on Newcastle Road near the old Pollyhops Pub. A witness reported that shortly before James’s car was discovered she was travelling along the Nangor Road and turned left onto the Newcastle Road when a silver car - possibly a BMW pulled out from a closed entrance to the Pollyhops Pub and drove behind her. The witness recounted that another dark saloon vehicle was parked at the bus stop and when she drove past this vehicle the headlights came on and it drove out behind the silver car. The witness stated that she travelled out in the direction of the Peamount Hospital and turned right into the hospital and the two vehicles continued straight.
• Anyone who was in the area of Bluebell and Newcastle and who might have seen James in the wine Mazda registration number 02D68758.
• Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the lay bye on the Newcastle Road or who saw the Mazda on fire.
• The driver’s of the silver vehicle and the dark saloon vehicle who were in the area of Newcastle when James’s car was alight.
• Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of James Kenny McDonagh to come forward and to be dealt with in confidence.Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6669700
The Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are re-appealing for information into the disappearance of James Kenny McDonagh (Dob) 16/06/1982 from Islandbridge Court, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
James Kenny McDonagh is 28 years old and a father of one. He has been missing since the 27th October 2010. At approximately 1.23pm James left a friend’s apartment in the Cedarbrook area of Ballyfermot. He was driving a wine coloured Mazda 6 vehicle registration number 02 D 68758 which was on loan from a garage as he was having trouble with his own car. James was also using two crutches as an aid to an injury he sustained in his left leg some months earlier.
Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6669700
Between 3.30pm and 4pm on the 27th October 2010 a woman who knew James saw him driving in the Bluebell area, he travelled onto the Naas road where the witness and James were stopped at a red traffic light. They had a short conversation and James informed the woman that he was going to meet a man about purchasing a jeep. The woman turned left onto Walkinstown Avenue and James continued straight out the Naas Road. This was the last sighting of James.
The Gardaí at Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating the disappearance of local man Patrick Heeran. Patrick is 48 years old and has not been seen since he left Mohill, Co Leitrim on the 3rd October 2011 at 4.20pm
Patrick is described as being 5’9’’ in height and of stocky build with fair hair. When last seen he was wearing brown shoes, blue jeans and a brown jacket.
His family and friends have not had any contact with him since and they describe this behaviour to be extremely out of character for him.
The Gardaí at Carrick-on-Shannon have serious concerns for the well being and safety of Patrick and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.
In particular they would like to speak friends or acquaintances of Patrick who may have any information that may help progress this case.
Gardaí at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station are investigating Telephone 071 9650510
The Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are appealing to the public in relation to missing person Robert (Garvan) Milligan (D.O.B 11/07/1975) who was reported missing from his home on the 15th November 2010 by his sister.
The last sighting of him was on the 16th November 2011. He was captured on CCTV is a shop on Longwood, Co. Meath using the ATM and purchasing a bottle of cola at 6.04pm. From here he went to a pub in Broadford, Co. Kildare where he met friends and left there at 12.45am on the 16th November 2010. He was seen in his vehicle registration number 98D17890, a green Suzuki Baleno in the car park of this public house.
On the 16th November 2010 his mobile phone was pinged in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Robert (Garvan) Milligan socialises on a regular basis in Broadford, Co. Kildare, Boyle and Strokestown in Co. Roscommon.
In the days prior to his disappearance on the 12th November, 2010 he socialised in a Public House in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon and stayed overnight at this premises in the living quarters where he remained until the 14th November 2010 when he left at approximately 10am. He arrived in Broadford, Co. Kildare and went to a Public House in the area during the evening of 14th and remained there socialising before travelling to his home in Wilkinstown, Navan afterwards.
Gardai at Navan Garda Station are investigating Telephone 046 9079930
The Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are appealing to the public in relation to missing person Esra Uyrun (Date of birth - 1/3/1972) who has been missing from her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin since the 23rd February 2011 at approximately 7.15am.
She left her home in a silver Renault Twingo registration number 08 D 23067. This vehicle was located in a car park at the bottom of Bray Head. When last seen she was wearing black leggings, a dark top and white Nike trainers. She is originally from Turkey. CCTV captured the Renault Twingo turning right from Convent Avenue onto Strand Road in Bray at approx 8.40am on the 23rd February 2011. A Skoda car had to swerve to avoid a collision. The Renault then moved to the left hand side of the road and pulled in to allow the Skoda to overtake it. They both continued down the Strand Road in the direction of Bray Head. Later that morning the CCTV Camera is pointed at the Car Park at the bottom of Bray Head and the silver Renault Twingo car is parked here. There has been no activity on her bank accounts or her Facebook page since the 23rd February 2011.
Ronanstown Garda Station 01 6667700
The Gardai at Store Street Garda Station are appealing to the public in relation to missing person Jason O’Dea.
Jason O’Dea is missing from his accommodation at Connolly Lodge, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1 since the 29th November, 2010.
He has not been in contact with family or friends since Saturday the 29/11/10. He has failed to contact Connolly lodge which was his last known address. When last seen he was wearing dark jeans, a white jumper and white jacket.
Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6668000
Ciaran Noonan was walking on Russell Avenue East, East Wall, Dublin 3 at approx 4:30pm on Thursday, the 20th October 2011 when the occupants of a black VW Golf alighted from the vehicle, assaulted him with an iron bar and bundled him into the rear of the car. This vehicle is a black coloured VW Golf Registration number 05 D 88805 (4 door saloon with small rear spoiler, spoked wheels and tinted windows). Gardaí are also interested in a blue BMW 3 series with 3/4 males on board which was seen in the East Wall area on the day of the abduction.
This black VW Golf registration number 05 D 88805 is then believed to have travelled from Russell Avenue East onto Church Road, left onto Mary's Road and right onto West Road. This vehicle then travelled left at the roundabout onto Ossary Road, left onto North Strand Road, straight on Amiens Street taking a right turn onto Buckingham Street, right onto Summerhill and straight up the North Circular Road passing through junction with Dorset Street.
This VW Golf 05 D 88805 was later abandoned at approximately 8:15pm on the same day, Thursday, the 20th October 2011 in an underground car-park at Killegland Apartment complex in Ashbourne Village, Co. Meath.
The body of Ciaran Noonan was located in an area of land approx 5 miles from Trim in Tullaghmeaden, Drumree, Co Meath (known locally as Tullameadow) on Friday evening, the 4th November 2011.
• Gardaí are Appealing to anyone who may have information with regard to this incident or who may have seen the following:
• A black VW Golf registration number 05 D 88805 in the East wall area, along the route as set out above, the Ashbourne area where it was later abandoned and/or also in the Co. Meath general area on Thursday the 20th October, 2011.
• Anything unusual, no matter how insignificant it may seem in the Tullaghmeaden area from the 20th October 2011 until the discovery of Ciaran Noonan's body on the 4th November 2011.
Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6668000
The Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating the murder of Dean Johnston that occurred on Wednesday the 25th of May 2011.
At approximately 8.50pm Dean Johnston was sitting in the back of a red Volkswagen golf registration number 96D7503 on Moorefield Avenue just yards from his home. A lone gunman approached the car and fired shots in through the rear passenger window hitting Dean and killing him. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Dean was just 20 years old and was a fitness fanatic. He was hoping to become a fitness instructor.
• Anyone in the Moorefield estate and Neilstown Road area at the time of the murder or in the hours prior to the incident to contact the Gardaí
• Any sightings of the gunman in the Moorefield estate or surrounding area prior to or immediately after the incident to contact the Gardaí
• Anyone with information in relation to the murder or identity of the person(s) involved in this incident to contact the Gardaí to be treated in confidence.
Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 66667700
Emer O'Loughlin was a 23 year old woman whose body was discovered in a burnt out mobile home at Ballybornagh, Tubber, Co. Clare on the 8th April 2005.
On the morning of the 19th May 2010 an exhumation order was executed when Ms.O’Loughlin’s body was exhumed by investigating Gardaí.
The body was then removed to Galway University Hospital where forensics test were conducted on the body. The results of these tests have indicated that Emer O’Loughlin was murdered.
A Crime Stoppers Appeal was launched on Friday, 18th November 2011. Investigating Gardaí are hoping that the public can assist them in their efforts to trace a man by the name of John Griffin, who is formerly of 24 Cardinal Cushing Road, Mervue, Co Galway.
Gardaí believe that John Griffin may have information that will assist them in progressing their investigation.
• Anyone who knows the whereabouts of John Griffin
• Gardaí believe John Griffin is currently somewhere in Europe
• John Griffin has a tattoo of Celtic design on his Adam’s apple area of his neck.
Gardaí at Gort Garda Station are investigating Telephone 091 636400
The Gardai at Finglas Garda Station are investigating the double murder of Mark Noonan and Glen Murphy that occurred on Tuesday, the 23rd November 2010 at approximately 23.42hrs at Tesco Clearwater Service Station, Finglas, Dublin 11. Both men travelled to the service station in Mark’s Toyota Avensis car registration number 05 D 86211. A BMW saloon vehicle registration number 06 D 13665 pulled into the forecourt of the service station and a number of shots were discharged from the vehicle wounding and killing both men who died at the scene.
The BMW drove out of the service station and travelled onto the Finglas Dual Carriage way. They travelled onto the M50 and exited at the M50/M1 Junction. They travelled up the M1 and drove through the M1 Toll Plaza at Drogheda, Co. Meath. Moments after the incident two girls ran into Tesco Shopping centre located beside the service station. Gardai believe these girls may have witnessed the incident.
The two men had spent their day in and around the Finglas and Blanchardstown area, travelling in Marks car. At 23.25hrs the two men drove to the Tesco Shopping Centre car park. They went into the shopping centre and spent several minutes walking through the aisles. At the same time a male wearing a bright orange jacket, tracksuit bottoms and a blue hat walks in ahead of them. This male is on his mobile phone and walks halfway down an aisle. The two injured party’s enquire about purchasing cigarettes and state they will go the garage for them. They leave Tesco and return to their vehicle and drive to the service station.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after the incident.
• The male in the orange jacket on his mobile phone in Tesco Shopping Centre.
• The two girls who entered the Tesco Shopping Centre moments after the incident and the male who picked them up.
• The BMW involved in this incident was observed in the Warrenpoint area of Co. Down in the days prior to this incident. If anyone observed this vehicle in this area.
The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating the double murder of Mark Noonan and Glen Murphy that occurred on Tuesday, the 23rd November 2010 at approximately 23.42hrs at Tesco Clearwater Service Station, Finglas, Dublin 11.
Both men travelled to the service station in Mark’s Toyota Avensis car registration number 05 D 86211. A BMW saloon vehicle registration number 06 D 13665 pulled into the forecourt of the service station and a number of shots were discharged from the vehicle wounding and killing both men who died at the scene.
The BMW drove out of the service station and travelled onto the Finglas dual carriage way. They travelled onto the M50 and exited at the M50/M1 Junction. They travelled up the M1 and drove through the M1 Toll Plaza at Drogheda, Co. Meath.
Moments after the incident two girls ran into Tesco Shopping centre located beside the service station. Gardai believe these girls may have witnessed the incident.
The two men had spent their day in and around the Finglas and Blanchardstown area, travelling in Marks car. At 23.25hrs the two men drove to the Tesco Shopping Centre car park. They went into the shopping centre and spent several minutes walking through the aisles. At the same time a male wearing a bright orange jacket, tracksuit bottoms and a blue hat walked in ahead of them. This male was on his mobile phone and walked halfway down an aisle. The two injured party’s enquire about purchasing cigarettes and state they will go the Tesco express garage for them. They leave Tesco and return to their vehicle and drive to the service station.
• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after the incident.
• The male in the orange jacket on his mobile phone in Tesco Shopping Centre.
• The BMW involved in this incident was observed in the Warrenpoint area of Co. Down in the days prior to this incident. If anyone observed this vehicle in this area, please contact the GardaíGardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6667000
The Gardai at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating the murder of eighteen year old Niall Dorr. On Wednesday the 13th October 2010 at approximately 9.06pm Niall Dorr was involved in an altercation with a group of five men on Castle Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
He was seriously assaulted during this altercation. A passing motorist who witnessed the incident flagged down a patrol car in the area and informed them of the incident he had witnessed. The Gardai arrived at the scene and discovered Niall Dorr lying on the ground with injuries to his head and body. He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda were his condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead in the afternoon of the 14th October 2010.
Niall Dorr had an interview for the Irish Army on the morning of Wednesday, the 13th October 2010 in Dublin. He travelled to Dublin by bus the previous night with his mother and they stayed in a hotel. The interview went well and Niall commented on this on his Facebook page. He returned to Dundalk that afternoon and met up with two of his friends. They hung around the town for a few hours. They walked up Castle Road area to the junction of Mill Street and Seatown. Here they met a group of five men and an altercation ensued. This spilled out onto the road and back down Castle Road. Niall Dorr was discovered lying on the ground with the right hand side of his body partially under a parked car. He was naked from the waist up.
• Anyone who was in the area of Castle Road or Mill Street and Seatown junction at the time of the incident.
• Saint Gerard’s Novena mass was on in a Church nearby and there was a lot of traffic in the area.
• Anyone with information regarding the Murder of Niall Dorr to come forward and to be dealt with in confidence.
Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating Telephone 042 9388400
The Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are investigating the fatal shooting of Thomas McDonagh, (DOB 18/04/1962) of St. Margaret’s Park Halting Site, Ballymun, Dublin 11 that occurred on Monday, the 3rd September 2011.
At approximately 9.53pm Gardaí responded to a call at the halting site in Ballymun, when they arrived at the scene they discovered Thomas McDonagh had been shot a number of times. He was transferred to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
• The vehicle used by the gunmen in this incident was a Black Nissan Qashqai bearing false registration number plates 09 KK 1422. The vehicle was stolen during the course of a burglary on the 18th June 2011 in Termonfeckin, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Gardaí appeal to anyone who can offer information in relation to the manufacturing of the false registration plates to contact the programme.
• This vehicle was observed travelling southbound on the M50 motorway on the 19th June 2011 and was not observed again until the night of the murder on the 3rd September. This car was subsequently recovered at Mayeton Drive, St. Margaret’s Road, Dublin 11. Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of this vehicle between these dates to come forward?
• Gardaí are also looking to trace another vehicle, a black Nissan Almera registration number 02 KE that was observed travelling southbound on the M50 motorway shortly after the murder.
• The car was subsequently recovered at Mayeton Drive, St. Margaret’s Road, Dublin 11. Did you see any suspicious activity here?
The Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating the murder of Kenneth Fetherston, date of birth - 20/05/1983.
On Tuesday, the 22nd September 2009 Kenneth Fetherston went missing. At 8.30am that morning, he left his apartment in his red Honda Civic vehicle registration number . He then drove to Luke Lawlor’s Filling Station and bought €10 worth of petrol.
Kenneth Fetherston was driving a red Honda Civic registered number 93 D 44862 and this vehicle was located on the 26th September 2011, in a lay-by on the N11, near the Gorey bypass. The driver’s door was unlocked and there was no key in the car. The car was abandoned there between 11pm on Tues 22nd and 10am on Wed 23rd. Kenneth’s mobile phone has not been used since 9.30am on Tues 22nd Sept.
On Sunday 31/1/2010 two people out walking at Military road in the Dublin Mountains discovered what they believed to be human remains. The remains were subsequently identified as those of Kenneth Fetherston.
• The investigation so far has lead to a number of arrests and the investigation is quite advanced, Gardaí are looking for persons to come forward with even the smallest piece of information which could bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.
• Gardaí believe that the persons involved may have confided in a close friend and family member and we are now appealing for you to come forward.
Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6666000
The Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station are making another appeal for information in relation to the murder of Liam Murray. Liam was discovered at his home in Rockbrook Cottages in Rathfarnham on Friday the 20th March 2009. He had been shot. Liam had not been seen for a number of days prior to his murder. He spent St. Patrick’s Day in the Headline Bar on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin before making his way towards his home in Rockbrook Cottages at around 6.20pm. Liam was driving a black Mitsubishi Pajero jeep.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have seen Liam on St. Patrick’s Day or if they noticed any suspicious activity around his home between this day and Friday the 20th March 2009.
Terenure Garda Station 01 6666400
The Gardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred at a filling station in Mountrath on Saturday, the 30th April 2011.
At approximately 2.35am two staff members were working in the filling station. Four masked and armed men entered the shop and threatened the staff members. They demanded money and cigarettes. They loaded cigarettes into the boot of a dark coloured BMW 3 Series two door saloon.
The Gardaí at Portloaise are investigating Telephone (057) 8674100
The Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating a robbery from a post office in Bridgend at 12.20pm on Wednesday, the 8th June 2011.
Member I/C Sergeant Martin Egan Buncrana Garda Station Telephone 074 932 0540
Two masked and armed men entered the post office. One of the raiders was armed with a handgun and held it under the counter and threatened the staff, they demanded money, the second raider was armed with a hammer and placed the money in the bag. They made their getaway in a silver Volvo car and travelled in the direction of Derry.
Sgt Andrew Haran will offer Crime Prevention Advice and Public Reassurance on some of the crimes featured on the programme. He will specifically offer practical advice to the viewers in relation to theft from vehicles.
The Garda Supporting Safer Communities Campaign is being launched by the Garda Commissioner on Tuesday, the 31st May 2011.
Chief Superintendent Anne Marie McMahon was in studio to promote the campaign which runs from Wednesday, the 1st June to Monday, the 6th June 2011.
The aim of the campaign is a focus on - Burglaries, theft from vehicles, theft of pedal cycles and theft of farm machinery.
There was also a studio interview with Sergeant Jim McAllister which focused on road safety over the Bank Holiday weekend.
There are many activities associated with the campaign taking place that include open days, local radio broadcasts and community partner meetings.Gardaí are hosting a community safety stand at the “Bloom in the Park” festival from the 2nd to the 6th of June 2011.
The Gardaí at Watercourse Road Garda Station are investigating a serious assault on a woman that occurred in the early hours of Friday, the 18th March 2011.
At 10pm on Thursday, the 17th March the woman met up with friends to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They went to a pub on Winthrop Street and had a couple of drinks. At around 1.30pm or 2am the woman left the pub to head home. She was alone and walked from Bridge Street onto Coburg Street and then onto Leitrim Street. The woman put on head phones to listen to some music.
A man walking from Devonshire Street towards the junction at Coburg Street noticed the woman and sharply changed direction. He was now walking on Leitrim Street in the same direction as the woman. The woman first noticed this man here. The man managed to get ahead of the woman and walked up steps leading onto the North City Road where he went into a garage and purchased a bottle of water, he was keeping a look out for the woman at all times. As the woman passed the garage the man was behind her. The woman noticed the same man again and crossed over the road and walked by the Heineken Brewery that leads onto Watercourse Road. As the woman was turning on Watercourse Road she was grabbed from behind and dragged down a flight of stairs to the basement of the Constellation Public House losing her shoes and handbag. The man was now standing in front of her holding onto her right arm. He punched her in the face several times and the woman fell to the ground. The man pulled her back to her feet and continued to assault her. The woman was screaming and in fear for her life, the man put his hand over her mouth and she bite down on his little finger causing him to bleed. The woman spoke to the man and tried to calm him down. The woman noticed the man had a cork city accent. At this stage the man left and walked away, leaving the women injured and in shock. She used the flashlight on her mobile phone to find her personal belongings. She called her friend who called the Gardaí.
Description of Man: Between 5ft 6inches to 5ft 9inches in height, with short spiky hair, possibly fair in colour, wearing a dark fabric jacket with epaulettes on the shoulders, light blue jeans and dark shoes.
• Anyone who was in the area of Watercourse Road at the time of the incident who may have seen this man.
• Anyone who noticed a man with an injury to his hand or finger on the 18th March or days after the incident to contact the Gardaí.
• A member of the public used the green man at Watercourse Garda Station to alert Gardaí that he heard a women screaming. Gardaí are appealing for this witness to come forward.
The Gardaí at Watercourse Road Garda Station are investigating Telephone (021) 4558260
The Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating a serious assault on a woman that occurred in broad daylight on Monday the 30th of May 2011.
On that Monday morning a young woman walked into Ballymount Park shortly after 11am by the Newlands Cross Cemetery entrance. She was taking her daily walk through the park. She usually did two circuits of the park passing an area known and “The Castle Ruins”. This area of the park is close to the Luas track and the Kingswood Castle estate.
As she walked around by the Castle Ruins for the first time she noticed a man standing beside some shrubbery close to the pond. She walked towards the pond and past by the man. The woman continued on completing her first loop of the park. She came around the area known as the Castle Ruins a second time at 11.43am. She had just finished talking to a friend on her mobile phone. She noticed the same man standing in the same spot. The man was staring at the woman as she walked on the path. As the woman passed the man he suddenly lunged at her. He threw her to the ground and assaulted her. He placed his hands around her neck and began to choke her. The woman struggled and fought back. Her screams alerted two people in the park who ran towards her and shouted at the man attacking her. The man fled and ran in the direction of the castle ruins. The woman ran to another passer by in the park looking for help.
Description of Man:
5ft 10Inches to 6ft in height, 25-30yrs old, sallow complexion, clean shaven, mousy brown hair, (short and spiky at the fringe) medium to athletic build wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and a large link chain around his neck, smoker.
• A cyclist in the park saw a man matching the description of the attacker standing around smoking close to the pathway beside the pond, he saw the same man a short time later sitting on a bench beside the pond, did you see this man in the park at this time ?
• Anyone with information about this incident or this man to contact the Gardaí.
Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6667600
The Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating a serious assault on a woman that occurred in the Monastery Estate in the early hours of Sunday, the 11th September 2011.
On Saturday, the 10th September 2011 the woman and her friends went to a local pub in Clondalkin village. The pub closed at 2.30am and the woman and her friends went to a nearby Chinese take away. They sat on a wall and had their food. The woman and her friends walked home towards the Monastery Estate. The woman said goodnight to her friend and continued to walk home alone. A man wearing a blue jacket with white writing on the back walked up behind her and they said hello to each other. He had a foreign accent. She crossed the road and walked into her garden. As the woman got close to her door a man jumped at her and forced her to the ground. The man punched the woman in the face as she struggled to defend herself. She scratched him on the side of his face. During the course of the assault the woman also managed to bit her attacker on the hand.
• The Gardaí are looking to interview the male who passed the victim and said hello to her.
• The victim may have left marks on the attackers face and possibly a bite mark on his hand.
• Anyone who the Gardaí has not yet spoken to who was in the Monastery Estate / Clondalkin area on the night of the attack and may have information.
Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6667600
The Gardaí in Coolock are investigating a serious assault that occurred in Donaghmede Park on Thursday the 7th of April 2011.
At approximately 11.45pm a man entered the home of a woman who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom. The man attacked the woman with a weapon and inflicted serious injury to her. She made several attempts to escape from her attacker who eventually fled from the house. The woman managed to alert neighbours from a bedroom window. She was taken by ambulance to hospital where her condition was described as critical. She underwent surgery and is now in a comfortable condition.
The attacker fled on foot and would have been covered in blood.
A burglary occurred at the home of this woman on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 between 12 midday and 12.30pm. This burglary was carried out by two males. There was no sign of forced entry at the woman’s home.
Description of Man: 5ft 7 inches in height wearing a hoody top.
• Anyone who was in the Donaghmede Park, Donaghmede Road and Donaghmede Avenue before or after the incident who may have witnessed anything suspicious.
• Anyone who may have seen a man matching the description or may have seen a man wearing bloodstained clothes.
• Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Donaghmede Park area on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 between 12 midday and 12.30pm.
Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6664200
Fraud Feature advising members of the public in relation to a fraud scam which purports to be from a recognised Spanish lottery. The feature is based on a real life case where the victim received a letter indicating that he had won €625,000. However He was then instructed to pay several thousand Euro to a Spanish back account to facilitate the transfer of the money to his account. He made several transactions to this account between March 2007 and August 2009 when the victim finally realised that he had been defrauded. The feature hopes to highlight how professional and intelligent people have been caught out by this elaborate scam and aims to prevent further attempts to defraud innocent people.
Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation Telephone 01 6663776
At 10.05 a.m. on Monday, the 23rd May 2011 Gardaí in Kilrush received a report that a jewellery shop at Moore Street was broken into.
Investigators believe the culprits constructed home made ladders to climb a rear wall some distance from the rear of the premises. They gained entry by using cutting equipment on the rear protective grill and then smashed a pane of glass in a rear window.
The culprits stole jewellery which was located in the front window of the shop which is screened by a protective grill from public view.
The jewellery is on 11 presentations trays and consisted of diamond rings, bracelets and pendants. The items of jewellery vary in value from €225 to €2,750. The total value is €139,000.
Any member of the public who saw suspicious activity in or near Moore St/Francis St. or who has knowledge on the construction of the wooden ladder please contact Gardai at Kilrush on 065 9080550
The Gardaí at Carlingford Garda Station are investigating the theft of a consignment of Finnegan Whiskey that was stolen from a distillery at Cooley, Co. Louth. On the 5th February 2011, a forty foot container loaded with 3,150 cases of Finnegan’s Whiskey was stolen from the yard after a white truck entered the premises and left with the container. The trailer was later recovered in Richardstown, Dunleer, Co. Louth.
Finnegan Whiskey is not available on the Irish market. The label on the front of each bottle is in the English language and the label on the rear of each bottle is in the French Language, except the actual words “Finnegan Finest Irish Whiskey. The bottles were stocked in brown cardboard boxes labelled “Finnegan Irish Whiskey” and “Uisce Beatha”. Each box contained six bottles.
Omeath Garda Station 042 9375175
This month’s traffic segment with Sergeant Jim McAllister includes a feature on two new devices that An Garda Síochána have at their disposal to combat cars that have noisy exhausts and tinted windows.
The new device measures the level of noise in relation to the exhaust and a light meter determines whether or not the tint in the front windows are within the legal limit. The feature includes a gathering of modified car enthusiasts and members of the Garda Traffic Corps using the equipment to perform both tests.
This month’s traffic feature focus on new Drink Driving Legislation. The feature included a recorded item showing a Mandatory Drink Driving checkpoint, an interview with a member of the traffic corps and Professor Denis Cusack of the Medical Bureau of Road Safety.
Sergeant Jim Mc Allister was in studio and explained the implications of the new legislation to road users and offered some safety advice to pedal cyclists
The Gardaí in the Dublin South & North Central Divisions are investigating a number of burglaries that have occurred in city centre business premises over the last couple of months.
A male, well dressed in a shirt, tie and jacket enters the business premises either through an underground car park or tailgates a member of staff after they use a swipe card to enter through a secure door.
Once inside the premises he makes his way to different floor levels and into offices, once inside he helps himself to numerous amounts of property belonging to both staff and the business premises.
Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6669000