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June 18

The Gardaí at Glanmire are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Wednesday, the 27th March 2013 at 20.50pm approx.


Three armed raiders arrived at a family home in Carrignavar, County Cork. The woman’s husband had just left to drive their grandchildren home when the woman heard their dog barking. She went out to the back door to investigate and an armed man, wearing a balaclava confronted her. A gang of three men, armed with a rifle, claw hammer and Tazar stun gun forced their way into the house and tied the woman up while they searched the house for cash. The three men left the scene in a Lexus Jeep belonging to the injured party.


The Garda appeal includes a reconstruction of the events on the night in question.


Appeal:


• Any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Carrignavar from 8pm until the raiders left at 9.25pm

• Any suspicious activity in the Carrignavar in the days/weeks prior 27th March 2013

• Gardaí are anxious to know how the men arrived at Carrignavar and any sightings of the vehicle in the area


Description of Raiders:


Raider 1 - 5’8” in height, slim build, Cork accent, dirty white runners – armed with a claw hammer

Raider 2 - 5’10” in height, thinner than raider 1, strong cork accent, in charge – armed with a shot gun with a brown butt

Raider 3 - 5’8” in height and slim build with a Cork accent – armed with a tazer stun gun


Gardaí at Glanmire Garda Station are investigating          Telephone 021 4821002

The Gardaí at Glanmire are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on
Wednesday 27th March 2013 at 20.50pm approx.


Three armed raiders arrived at a family home in Carrignavar, County Cork. The
woman’s husband had just left to drive their grandchildren home when the woman
heard their dog barking. She went out to the back door to investigate and an armed
man, wearing a balaclava confronted her. A gang of three men, armed with a rifle, claw
hammer and Tazar stun gun forced their way into the house and tied the woman up
while they searched the house for cash. The three men left the scene in a Lexus Jeep
belonging to the injured party.


The Garda appeal includes a reconstruction of the events on the night in question.


Appeal:


• Any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Carrignavar from 8pm until the raiders left
at 9.25pm

• Any suspicious activity in the Carrignavar in the days/weeks prior 27th March 2013

• Gardaí are anxious to know how the men arrived at Carrignavar and any sightings
of the vehicle in the area


Description of Raiders:


Raider 1 - 5’8” in height, slim build, Cork accent, dirty white runners – armed with a
claw hammer

Raider 2 - 5’10” in height, thinner than raider 1, strong cork accent, in charge –
armed with a shot gun with a brown butt

Raider 3 - 5’8” in height and slim build with a Cork accent – armed with a tazer stun
gun


Gardaí at Glanmire Garda Station are investigating          Telephone 021 4821002

Sean WattersOn this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Alan Roughneen was in studio to offer general Crime Prevention advice in relation to personal safety during the holiday period and advice to the public in relation to securing their vehicles and not to leave property on display.

Crime Prevention Advice

The Gardaí at Arklow Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to an improvised explosive device which was placed in a domestic waste bin outside a residence.


On Monday the 13th of May, at 10:30pm a homemade improvised explosive device, planted in a wheelie bin outside a home in Inbhear Mor Park, Arklow, detonated. Fortunately neither the occupants of the house nor the teenagers around the area at the time, were injured.


At Gardaí believe the residents of the house were not the intended targets of this crime, and that this was a case of mistaken identity.


At 10.05 approx a motorcyclist parked close by and walked in the direction of the house. A minute later he returned to the motorcycle and drove away.


Appeal:


• Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone in the vicinity of Inbhear Mor Park between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on 13th May 2013 to come forward. In particular a motorcyclist who was seen parked up near by close to the scene. Gardaí believe this man was driving a Suzuki GSX 600 or 700

• Description of motorcyclist; Average height, stocky build, wearing black, helmet red/black white, white runners


Gardaí at Arklow Garda Station are investigating                  Telephone 0402 32304

The Gardaí at Athy are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the evening of Monday, the 13th May 2013, in Athy Co Kildare.


A couple searching websites for a new car discovered a great deal on a Ford Focus.  They contacted the owner by mobile phone and arranged to meet in Athy. The owner told them there was a lot of interest in the car, so the couple brought cash with them to buy the car.


They pulled into a car park in Athy to wait for the owner, a pregnant mother of three, to arrive. Instead two men armed with knives confronted them, forcing them to hand over the cash. The men then made their getaway along the canal towards Lennon’s
Bridge.


Appeal:


• Witnesses who may have seen the robbery take place at Upper William Street and who may have seen the couple in the Citreon C.S to come forward

• Any witnesses who may have seen the two suspects in the vicinitiy of Upper William Street and the carpark prior to the robbery taking place at 8.05pm

• Anyone walking along the canal bank between Upper William Street and Lennons Bridge who may have seen the men as they ran towards Lennons Bridge before
possiblygetting into a car which left the area shortly afterwards

• The owner or occupents of this car if they witnessed the two men making their escape to assit the investigation


Description of Raiders:


Raider 1: 5’8” to 6’ in height, early to mid 20’s, skinny, butchers knife – rusty, grey hoody over head, a red and white football scarf over face, pale skin

Raider 2: 5’ 9” to 6’ in height, knife, black hoody, black scarf covering face, pale skin


Gardaí at Athy Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 059 8634210

Sean Watters

Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating the disappearance of Sean Watters (DOB) 7th November 1952.


Sean Watters is 60 years old, when last seen he was wearing a brown jacket and trousers. He is described as 5ft 4" in height, of heavy build with grey hair. He has blue eyes. Sean is missing from his home in Laurel Grove, Greenacres, Dundalk.


Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating             Telephone 042 9388400

 

Fintan Traynor Crimestoppers

The Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the fatal hit and run collision that occurred on the 26th June 2011.


Twenty year old Fintan Traynor was killed when a car struck him as he walked home on the Lemgare Road, near the border in County Monaghan.


To date no one has come forward to take responsibility for this fatal collision. We appeal to anyone with information to contact the programme. There is a Crimestoppers reward available.


Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are investigating        Telephone 047 77200

Body Found at Lough Inagh Valley, Galway

Garda are re-appealing for information in relation to the body that was found on December the 8th, 2006 in the woods by Lough Inagh, in Connemara. It is estimated that the body had been in the woods since the summer of 2005 before its discovery.


Gardaí in Clifden with the help of the Galway West Coroner and Dundee University have released a composite picture of what the man would have looked like and are trying to identify who he is.


The man is aged between 44 and 66 years, he is 5 foot 7.5 inches, of stocky build. He wore a “Bush Sports” yellow hooded jacket. Gardaí believe the man may have come from Germany.


Appeal:


• A mans body was discovered on at Lough Inagh Valley, Connemara in December 2006 and it’s believed the body was there for 1 year.

• Gardaí are appealing for hotels, B&Bs and hostels to recheck their registers and to rethink if any individual stayed there in the years 2005 and 2006, particular individual may of left behind clothing and in addition may not have paid their bill.

• The man didn’t have enough clothing or belongings with him to indicate that he was out walking for nothing other than a walk or a hike in the woods.

• A carton of orange juice was discovered with the body, the best before date was the end of the summer of 2005. The orange juice had to of been purchased in the previous 6 months.

• There was a bus ticket found on the man, unfortunately the ticket was weathered and faded.

• Also found on him was a prescription for medication with German writing on same.

• There was also sunglasses found on the body which investigators have established were purchased in Northern Germany in a small town near Hamburg.


Gardaí at Clifden Garda Station are investigating              Telephone 095 22500

Arklow Digger

The Gardaí at Arklow are appealing for information in relation to the unauthorised taking of a mini digger and Lorry between 18.00hrs on the 16/01/2013 and 06.00hrs on the 17/01/2013.


On the 16th January 2013 the mini digger and lorry were secured in a yard at Emoclew Road, Arklow at 18.00hrs. The owner returned the following morning to find the lorry and mini digger had been taken during the course of the night.


An advert was placed on an website by the owner of the vehicles warning potential buyers that they were stolen. As a result of this advert, information was received that a lorry and mini digger matching the description of the stolen vehicles was seen at the Derrylin Roundabout, Belturbet between 17.00hrs and 19.00hrs on either 29th – 30th March 2013.


Appeal:


• Garda believe that these vehicles left Arklow via the Arklow South M11 exit and from there headed northbound.

• The next confirmed sighting of these two vehicles is at the M1 Toll heading northbound, where it collided with a section of the toll barrier.

• A third sighting of these vehicles was at Derrylin Roundabout, Belturbet between 5pm and 7pm on either 29-30 March 2013.

• Gardaí believe that these vehicles are now in Northern Ireland and are appealing for anyone who may have seen these two vehicles to come forward


Gardaí at Arklow Garda Station are investigating                         Telephone 0402 32304

Operation Focus Poster

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Cloughley was in studio to discuss Operation Focus. This is a national operation targeting safe driving practice. Garda Cloughley was in studio with footage showing drivers breaking red lights.


Garda Derek Cloughley was also bringing us up to date on the most recent road fatalities statistics - 88 to the 18/6/13