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February 28

The Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at Jack White’s Public House in Wicklow on Sunday the 29th January 2012.  The pub is located on the N11 at the junction for Brittas Bay, close to Arklow.


It was just after midnight and the owner of the pub had just left to drive customers home, there was three customers still in the bar and he barman was beginning to lock up for the night.  The barman went down to the kitchen area but when he tried to open the door it was blocked.  When the barman pushed the door, a man stepped out with a large knife in his hand.  The raider demanded to know where the safe was and he forced the barman to bring him to the safe.  At this stage a second raider appeared and was anxious that the customers in the bar would see them.  The raiders made the barman get down on the floor and open the safe.  They took the contents of the safe and one of the raiders also took a bottle of spirits and placed it in a large bag.  They brought the barman out the back of the pub, took his mobile phone from him and locked him in a store room.  The barman could hear a car driving away.


The raiders made their getaway in a car registration number 09D2357, a grey Toyota Avensis.  This car was stolen during a burglary in Cabinteely on the 23rd January 2012, it was recovered in Brookfield View in Tallaght at 8.30pm on Monday, the 30th January.


The first raider was about five foot ten inches in height and of slim build, he wore a cream/white rain jacket with the hood pulled around his face, with black tracksuit bottoms and black gloves.  The second raider was smaller and of slightly heavier build.  They both spoke with Waterford accents.


Appeal:

• Anyone who was in the area at this time of the incident and who may have observed anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

• Anyone with any information in relation to the burglary in Cabinteely and the unauthorised taking of the grey Toyota Avensis registration number 09D2357. Did you see this car between the 23rd and 29th of January?

• Did you see this car in Brookfield View on Monday the 30th January 2012.

Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone 01 6665900

The Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating an attempted murder that occurred in Brayton Park, Kilcock on the 6th December 2011.

At 11.40am a young man left his house to go to work, he got into his jeep, just as he drove off, a blue Volkswagen Passat estate car drove out in front of him.  This car was bearing cloned registration plates - 06LS1770.  When they turned the corner at a sharp bend the estate car stopped in front of the young man, as he waited for the car to move off the passenger got out and approached the driver’s door.  The man was holding a gun in his right hand with his left hand supporting it, he fired a shot in through the window, but the window didn’t break.  The gunman then opened the driver’s door and fired another shot hitting the young man in the back of his head.  The young man managed to drive onto a grass verge and drove out of the estate, the gunman returned to the blue passat and it drove out of the estate and turned left.  The young man drove to Kilcock Garda Station and alerted the Gardaí.


Shortly after 11.45am at a lay-by in Court Town Little, two men were seen jumping into a grey Opel Astra and drive away, the blue Passat was set on fire.  The Astra travelled on the M4 taking the slip road at Junction 6 for Leixlip, the two men abandoned the car here and ran across the motorway, past a council yard in direction of Celbridge.


 Appeal:

• The blue passat bearing the cloned registration plates was observed in Brayton Park at 8am the morning before the shooting, did you see this car in the area at this time?

• The passat was stolen during a burglary in Greenhills in Crumlin on the 24th November 2011. The correct registration number of the car is 06D69039. Did you see this car between the 24th of November and the 6th of December?

• This car was recovered on fire at Court Town Little, did you witness any suspicious activity at this location on the morning of the shooting?

• The Opel Astra was fitted with cloned registration plates, 09D7278.  This car was stolen during a burglary in Terenure on the 4th September 2011.  The registration number of the car is 09D23298. Did you see this car between this date and the 6th of December?

• The Opel Astra was abandoned at Junction 6 on the M4, the slip road for Leixlip, did you see the two raiders run across the motorway in the direction of Celbridge.


Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating                    Telephone  01 6667800

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The Gardaí at Enniscorthy Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a farmer’s co-op on the old Dublin Road in Enniscorthy, Wexford on the 4th/5th December 2011 at approx. 8.40pm-01.27am


A wine Mitsubishi jeep registration number 92KE5415 drove up to the main gate, the driver got out and attempted to cut the lock using a large bolt cutters, the raiders left the scene and returned some time later, the front seat passenger got out and removed the lock from the gate and opened it, the driver drove the jeep into the premises.  Once inside they removed a substantial amount of property from the premises, including pallets of wiring.


This same jeep was involved in a burglary at a premises in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Monday, 28th November.  The culprits damaged the lock on the main gate and entered the premises, they removed a large trailer and a quad bike from the premises, a white removal truck was also used in connection to the theft of several more quad bikes and motorbikes from the premises.


Gardaí at Wexford are investigating                                                                Telephone 053 9165200
Gardaí at Clonmel are investigating                                                               Telephone 052 6177640

Denis Walsh

The Gardaí at Mayorstone Park Garda Station are re-appealing for information into the disappearance of twenty three year old Denis Walsh who went missing in 1996.


Denis Walsh lived at Caherdavin area of Limerick beyond Thomand Park.  On Saturday the 9th March 1996, he left his house to go into town and never returned. Denis would usually take the 302 bus into town and walk around for a few hours.  If he walked in, he would take the Shelbourne Road, Ennis Road, crossing at Sarsfield Bridge.


On the 13th May 1996, an appeal was made on Crimeline.  A call came in from a security manager working at the Seacat Ferry in Belfast.  He had seen the photograph of Denis on the programme, and thought he recognised him, as a man who had spent a day waiting for a ferry to the Isle of Man. 


When the security manager checked the next day, a ticket in the name of ‘Walsh’ had been cashed in, unused.


An age progression photograph was developed of what Denis he might look like now and circulated nationwide.

 
Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are investigating                                    Telephone 061 212400

Paul Bunbury

The Gardaí at Whitehall Garda Station are appealing for the assistance of the public in locating missing person Paul Bunbury.


Paul is 19 years old and is a 3rd year student in DCU studying computer applications.  He resided on campus.  Paul was last seen by another student leaving DCU via the Ballymun Gates on the Thursday the 2nd February 2012 at 4.30pm.  Paul was sighted at Dublin Port at 6.30pm that evening and has not been seen since.  There has been no activity on Pauls Laptop, mobile phone or bank account.  This is completely out of character for Paul and his family are deeply distraught by his disappearance.

 
Gardaí at Whitehall Garda Station are investigating                                      Telephone 01 6664500

Murder of Andrew Allen

The Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating the murder of Andrew Allen (Dob) 05/03/1987. Andrew was 24 years old and originally from Waterside in Derry.


At 9.30pm on Thursday, the 9th February 2012 Andrew Allen was in his house at Links View Park with his partner, they were in a downstairs room at the front of the house.  His partner heard a noise outside and looked out the window, she saw a gunman standing at the door.  Shots were fired in through the window hitting Andrew and fatally wounding him.  The gunmen made their getaway in a silver Vauxhall Cavalier registration number SJI2117.  This car was subsequently recovered burnt out on Church Brae Road in Fahan, 1km off the main Bridgend to Derry Road.


Appeal:

• Anyone who was in the Links View Park area and may have seen suspicious activity before or after the incident between the Fahan area and Derry to come forward.

• The Silver Vauxhall Cavalier was sold on the 9th January and registered in a false name and address, did you see this car in Derry or Buncrana during these four weeks?

• Did you see this car on the Church Brae Road area or a second vehicle here on the night of the murder?
 
 
Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating                                 Telephone 074 9320540

Paul Bunbury

The Gardaí at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are advising members of the public, particularly landlords in relation to renting their property to people engaged in prostitution.  They will offer advice to landlords as to how to prevent their properties being used for this purpose.  The brothels are usually properties rented or leased by ‘front couples’ so there is no direct link to the criminals behind the organisation.


Advice to landlords:


Vet prospective tenants carefully:

• Look for Photo ID

• Contact Referees

• Look for Phone numbers

• Set up standing orders and direct debits


Inspection:

• Make sure letting agreement has a right of inspection and exercise it

• Make sure tenants are living there


To knowingly permit a brothel to be run on your premises is a crime


Signs to look out for:

• Lack of personal posessions on the property

• Curtains closed during the day

• High volume of callers to the property


If you have suspicions:

• Check with neighbours

• Contact Gardai


Cost to landlord:

- Reduction in value and reputation of the neighbourhood

- Loss of revenue when tenants are removed or evicted

- Complaints from neighbours

- Lengthy legal cases

- To knowingly permit a brothel to be run on your premises is a crime and may result in a criminal conviction


Gardaí at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating             Telephone 01 6663405

Safety Call (Crime Prevention)

On this months safety call Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio and offered advice to members of the public in relation to Bogus Callers and offered crime prevention tips in relation to this.

More Crime Prevention information can be obtained on this website under Crime Prevention.

Bogus caller information is available here

Safety Call (Crime Prevention)

On this month’s traffic segment Sergeant Liam McGeraghty was in studio and discussed the recently launched “Operation Focus”.  This 24-hour initiative saw 54 Garda checkpoints set up at collision prone locations around Dublin.  It is a six-month operation not aimed at catching people breaking the law but reminding people of the laws put in place to help save lives.