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Aggravated Burglary at Murroe, Co. Limerick on the 30/3/14

The Gardaí at Murroe Garda Station, are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Thursday 30th March 2017 at approximately 12.30am.

The victim, who runs a service station in the town had just closed up for the evening, it was 10pm. He drove home, just 4km away where he remained for thirty minutes, he arranged to meet friends and left for a few hours. He returned home shortly after midnight. He prepared to lock up the house and go to bed, as he approached the rear patio door, four masked and armed men entered and pushed him to the floor. They tied his hands and feet with cable ties.

The armed men demanded money and believed there was a safe in the house, but there was no money or a safe in the house. They questioned the man about the service station demanding the keys and the alarm codes.

Two of the men stayed with the victim as two of the men left and went to the service station where they entered the garage and stole a quantity of cash and cigarettes. After a period of time the two men who remained at the house left. The victim managed to free himself and raise the alarm.

Appeal:

• Gardaí were appealing to anyone in the Murroe area between the evening of Wednesday, March 29th and the early hours of March 30th to come forward.
• Suspect 1: Six foot in height of heavy build with a strong Limerick accent, possibly in his fifties wearing a black balaclava, jacket, boots and gloves.
• Suspect 2: Five foot ten inches in height of heavy build, spoke with a Limerick accent, appeared to be in his fifties. He wore dark clothing, a black balaclava and gloves.
• Suspect 3: Five foot eight inches in height of heavy build spoke with a Limerick accent. He wore a dark brown coat, dark coloured pants and brown boots with laces.
• Suspect 4: Five foot nine inches in height of thin build, spoke with a Limerick accent. He wore a black bomber style jacket. He wore his pants tucked into his boots, black balaclava and gloves. He was armed with a revolver type handgun and was particularly aggressive.
• It is believed the men used a silver saloon type car, with alloys wheels and a sunroof.
• Gardaí were appealing to anyone in a position to progress the investigation having considered the suspect/car descriptions.
Anyone with information in relation to this crime or as to the identity of those involved. Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity, not matter how insignificant they believe it to be, on the night in question or in the weeks preceding this crime.

Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating         Tel: (061) 214 340