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February 26

The February programme was aired on the 26th February 2018

Gardaí at Enniscorthy Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Monday 3rd July 2017.

The victim was in his house on Duffry Gate watching television. Shortly after 12.30am his dog started barking at the back door. The man went to have a look and opened the back door, as he did a man jumped from a wall in the back garden onto the victim, causing him to fall back onto the ground, at the same time a second man jumped over the wall. The victim got up and attempted to close the door but the two men pushed their way inside, the victim ran through the house towards the front door in an attempt to escape. He was grabbed by the two men and was seriously assaulted. One of the men was armed with a large kitchen knife.

The following morning, the victim’s partner rang the man several times but he did not answer, being concerned, the woman along with her daughter made their way to Duffry Gate. They saw the man in a dazed and confused state through a window at the front of the house. He had serious injuries to his face and head. The house had been ransacked and a sum of money was reported stolen. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance for medical attention.

Appeal: • Gardaí would like to thank the public so far for their help and assistance with this investigation, however, they are appealing to anyone with information who has not yet come forward to do so now.

• The two men are described as being over six foot in height and wearing dark clothing. A sum of cash in euro and sterling was reported stolen following the incident. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

• The victim’s mobile phone was recovered in a laneway at the rear of the man’s house. This laneway is situated at the rear of St. Patrick’s Street & St. Patrick’s Place, Gardaí believe the men ran through this laneway, from here the men could gain access to Ross road, An Sean Garraí estate and Bellefield GAA Grounds.

Gardaí at Enniscorthy Garda Station are investigating                    tel: (053) 924 2580

Gardaí at Raheny Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred shortly before 12pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017 in Raheny village.

As the driver was making a cash delivery to a bank in the village, a black Renault Megane car, registration number 04SO1897 parked opposite the bank at St. Assam’s Road west. There were 3 men in the car, two of the men got out of the car and approached the driver, one of which was armed with a hammer, they demanded he drop the cash box, which he did.

The two men returned to the Megane car which then turned right onto the Howth road towards Raheny village. It then continued through the village along the Howth road, where at Killester village it turned right onto Collins avenue, right again onto Killester avenue, and then reaching La Vista avenue. Gardaí immediately responded and pursued the car.

The three men then ran on foot through a laneway leading onto Killester Park, where they divided up and get into two cars, a Silver Citroen Picasso registration number 03L2468, and a Red/Maroon Vauxhall Vectra. The cashbox and Megane car were recovered by Gardaí at La Vista avenue. The Picasso car was later recovered in Ballymun on the 25th December 2017. The Vauxhall Vectra has not been recovered to date.

Appeal: • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Raheny village on the day of the robbery, who may have seen anything suspicious to contact come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the men or any of the cars involved either on the day or prior to the robbery.

• Gardaí are looking for information in relation to the whereabouts of the cars involved prior to the robbery.

• The black Renault Megane car registration number 04SO1897, was purchased in City West on the 3rd November 2017 and was recovered at La Vista avenue on the day of the robbery. This vehicle was missing a hub cap from the passenger side front wheel.

• The Citroen Picasso car registration number 03L2468, was purchased on the 6th February 2017 in Lusk, Co. Dublin and recovered in Ballymun on the 25th December 2017. This vehicle was missing a hub cap from the driver’s side front wheel.

• The red / maroon Vauxhall Vectra has not been recovered to date, and being described as a Vauxhall would indicate that it is originally from Northern Ireland or the United Kingdom.

Description of Suspects: • The first man held the cashbox, he is described as tall of medium build wearing a black knee length anorak, black workman’s trousers with reflective strips, black balaclava and gloves.

• The second man is described as being of slim build wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms with stripes on the leg, (Adidas), olive green windbreaker jacket, black balaclava/scarf and hat, black runners with white soles and black gloves. He was armed with a hammer.

• The driver of the Renault Megane is described as being of slim build, wearing black jogging bottoms and jacket, with his head and face covered.

Gardaí at Raheny Garda Station are investigating                            tel: (01) 666 4300

Gardaí from Howth Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding an unauthorised taking and abduction incident that occurred on Friday 12th January 2018 at approximately 7.35am in the Parkvale estate, Baldoyle Dublin 13.

The injured party placed his one-year-old child in a car seat in the back of his black Opel Vectra, registration number 05D66688.  He put his car keys into the ignition in order to warm up the car and defrost the windows. He went back into his house briefly to retrieve some items and when he returned to his car it was being driven out of the driveway by an unknown man. The incident was immediately reported to the Gardaí and a wide scale search was conducted for the car and the baby.

Approximately one hour later the black Vectra car was located by Gardaí in a temporary carpark close to Clongriffin Train station. It was parked in a very remote area and the baby was still in the baby seat in the back of the car unharmed.

Following an investigation Gardaí believe that the culprits drove to the Parkvale estate in a stolen Honda Fit car, registration number 04KE16188. This vehicle had been stolen in the Ashbourne area the night before the incident. One of the culprits got out of this car and got into the Opel Vectra and drove it away with the baby still in the backseat. This Honda Fit car then followed the Vectra out of the estate.

Appeal

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed these 2 vehicles and/or the occupants of these vehicles on the 12th January 2018.

• Gardaí wish to appeal to the public who were around the Clongriffin Train station area on the morning of the 12th January 2018 between the hours of 7.35am to 8am.

• Gardaí are appealing to the public for any information regarding the perpetrators of this crime.

Gardaí at Howth Garda Station are investigating                      tel: (01) 666 4900

James Molyneaux received a lift by car to the flat complex from the nearby Ballybough area. On arrival he visited a flat and as he was leaving a man approached and shot him, fatally injuring him.

The man with the gun then ran to a waiting white Renault Kangoo van registration number 10D126064, which then travelled right onto North Strand road and turned right again onto Ossory road. The van then made its way through the Eastwall area, before it crossed over the East Link toll bridge. The van was abandoned close to the toll bridge/ York road Ringsend, where at least one occupant fled on foot towards Pembroke cottages and Canon Mooney Gardens.

The van was set alight and recovered by Gardaí a short time later. It was partially damaged by the fire.

Appeal:

• Gardaí would like to thank the public for their assistance to date and would welcome any further assistance.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the white van or its occupant(s) at the James Larkin House flats complex on the evening of the murder.

• Anyone as who may have seen the white van as it drove from the scene at James Larkin House to where it was abandoned at York road, Ringsend.

• Did anyone see the van being abandoned and set alight.

• Did anyone see the occupant(s) of the van head from York Road, towards Pembroke Cottages towards Canon Mooney Gardens.

• The suspect was wearing a dark colour, possibly black top and hat.

• The van was purchased on the 12th January in the Palmerstown area of Dublin. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who knows where was the van parked or stored in the intervening period.

 

Gardaí at Howth Garda Station are investigating               tel: (01) 666 4900

Raymind Mullane

Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station in Limerick are investigating the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of Raymond Mullane who was found dead in his home at 35 Hyde Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick on the 24th of December 2008.

Raymond was sixty (60) years of age, single and lived alone. He kept a simple lifestyle and a small circle of friends. Raymond last confirmed sighting alive was on the 17th December 2008 at his home.

Raymond’s body was discovered over a week later on Christmas Eve.  It is now nearly ten years since Raymond death and his family are still devastated with his loss and are seeking answers and closure. Raymond Mullane’s death is being treated as suspicious and an extensive investigation was launched at Roxboro Road Garda Station. Over one hundred and thirty (130) statements have been taken to date and three hundred and seventy (370) lines of enquiry pursued. The people of Limerick City have been of great assistance to Gardaí and we sincerely thank them for that.

Raymond’s brother Christy was in studio to make an appeal to the public.  

Appeal:

• The investigation into the death of Raymond Mullane remains active and ongoing.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to the death of Raymond Mullane who were not in a position to come forward at the time, we urge them to come forward now and we will treat them sensitively.

• Gardaí want to remind the public that while progress has been made with the investigation, their assistance is still required and anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they believe it to be are encouraged to come forward.

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

Missing Person - Esra Uyrun

Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to missing person Esra Uyrun (DOB) (01/03/1973) who has been missing from her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin since the 23rd February 2011.

Esra left her home at approximately 7.15am in a silver Renault Twingo registration number 08D23067. This vehicle was located in a car park at the bottom of Bray Head. When last seen Esra was wearing black leggings, a dark top and white Nike trainers. Esra was married and had a two-year-old son at the time of her dissappearnce.

CCTV captured the Renault Twingo turning right from Convent Avenue onto Strand Road in Bray at approximately 8.40am on the 23rd February 2011. A Skoda car had to swerve to avoid a collision. The Renault then moved into the left hand side of the road and pulled in to allow the Skoda to overtake it. They both continued down Strand Road in the direction of Bray Head. Later that morning the silver Renault Twingo car was captured on CCTV parked at the car park at the bottom of Bray Head. There has been no activity on her bank accounts or her Facebook page since the 23rd February 2011.

Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating             tel:  (01) 666 7700

Murder of Andrew Byrnes

Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda station are continuing to investigate the murder of twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Burns who was shot and fatally injured in a church car park in Donnyloop Village, Castlefinn, Co. Donegal on 12th February 2008.

Ten years on from the murder, Gardaí continue to appeal for assistance from the public. One person was convicted of the murder of Andrew, however Gardaí believe there are a number of people involved in the murder and are appealing to those people to come forward now. Gardaí are also appealing to anyone with information about this murder to come forward, specifically the occupants of a red van that was seen in the area of Donnyloop prior to the murder and the occupants of a silver coloured before and after the murder.

Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station are investigating            tel: (074) 916 7100

Evofit Dublin 12

Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a house on Huband Road, Bluebell, Dublin 12 on Friday 13th October 2017.

Three men forced their way into the house through the front door. The house was occupied at the time by a woman and a young child. The woman was tied up during the burglary. The house was ransacked and a large amount of jewellery and a sum of cash was stolen.

A detailed EVOFIT was compiled, one of the suspects is described as being six-foot-tall, of athletic build. He was clean shaven with fair skin with a strong jaw line. He spoke with a Dublin accent.

Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9000

Evofit Galway

Gardaí at Galway Garda Station are investigating a theft by deception incident that occurred in Brookdale on Thursday 18th January 2018.

The victim was approached by two men who offered to clean the gutters of her house, they alleged that upon inspection of the gutters they saw damage to the roof which would cost €3000 to repair. The victim paid the men who stated they would return the following day to carry out the repairs. The men did not return to repair the roof nor did they return the money.

Two detailed EVOFITS were compiled, the first manis described as being in his mid-thirties, short in height of medium build with dark hair. He wore a long dark working jacket with a high visibility stripe on the sleeves. The second manis described as being in his mid-thirties, six foot in height with slightly wavy brown hair of medium length. He was softly spoken. He was wearing standard dark overalls. They were in possession of a double sided aluminium ladder.

Both males travelled in a small dark van which was parked in the Brookdale Estate, Headford Road, Galway.

Gardaí at Galway Garda Station are investigating tel:  (091) 538 000

Chief Superintendent Sean Ward from Dublin’s Store Street Garda Station was in studio to offer advice to the public in relation to the St. Patrick’s Day parade route, public transport arrangements, family friendly events, prohibited alcohol consumption and road closures adjacent to and along the route.

On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss the National Crime Prevention & Reduction Campaign “Streetwise” that commenced last year.

This campaign is part of An Garda Síochána’s Anti-Crime Strategy, Operation Thor and will be supported by three pillars namely, Education / Awareness, Crime Prevention and Enforcement.

The objective of this campaign is to communicate a strong “personal safety” message to the public in advance of and during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

Sergeant Kavanagh advised the public to plan their journey to and from their destination whilst socialising in towns and cities.

On this month’s programme Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss the dangerous effects of hailstones for all road users. This freak weather can happen at any time of the year and can cause severe damage and injuries to all road users.