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Aggravated Burglary at Kiltipper, Tallaght, Dublin on the 14/2/11

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.

Appeal:

• 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.

                              Member I/C - D/ Inspector John Walsh               Tallaght Garda Station - 01 6666000