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May 26


Gardaí in Bunclody are investigating an aggravated burglary that took place at a supermarket in the town just before 7am on the 14th of May last.


Three masked men armed with sledge hammers and hatchets overpowered the manager as he was opening up the shop. They also locked three staff members into a lift. They took a sum of money from the safe and made off in a Dark coloured 3 series BMW.


The car has a false registration number 01 W 2001. It was parked in the church car park next door to the supermarket. They made off in the direction of Enniscorthy.


Gardaí at Bunclody Investigating      Telephone 053 93 77102

Vehicle similar make/model to one pictured and Photo Fit of male 1


The present location of a Toyota Corolla bearing false plates 98 W 2449 is sought by Gardaí in Mallow.

On 7/5/09 at 6.30pm this vehicle was observed in the Mourneabbey area of Mallow by a Garda on duty. The Garda signalled the driver to stop by activating the siren and blue lights of the patrol. The driver of the offending vehicle failed to stop, having then travelled approx 1 mile towards the town land of Kilquane, the offending vehicle suddenly stopped.

The patrol car driver was challenged by two men, one of whom was wielding a knife. The men broke the Garda’s mobile phone. The passenger in the offending vehicle used the knife to slash the tyres of the patrol car. The occupants then drove off.


They were both described as being East European - 

(1) Male, 6’1” in height, early 20’s, tight shaved haircut, which was dark in colour. This male had a tanned complexion. He was wearing an army combat pants with black & cream, navy blue rain jacket with hoody.
(2) Male, 5’9” in height, dark wavy unkempt hair and tanned complexion. He was wearing blue jeans, white runners, Nike beige/cream fleece hoody.

Gardaí at Mallow Investigating      Telephone 022 31450


Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 42 year old Liam Murray.  Liam was discovered at his home in Rockbrook Cottages in Rathfarnahm on Friday the 20th of March last.  A Post Mortem confirmed he died as a result of gunshot.


His family had not seen him for a number of days and asked a friend to call in on him.  His friend found him and immediately called the Gardaí.  Investigations have shown that Liam spent a large part of St. Patrick’s Day in the Headline Bar on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin before making his way towards his home in Rockbrook Cottages at around 6:20pm.  Liam was driving a black Mitsubishi Pajero.  Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have seen Liam on St. Patrick’s Day or if they noticed any suspicious activity around his home between St. Patrick’s Day and Friday the 20th of March.


Gardaí at Rathfarnham Investigating     Telephone 01 6666500


The Gardaí in Coolock are investigating the murder of John Clarke which took place on Wednesday the 6th May 2009, at the underground car park belonging to an apartment complex on Brookwood Grove.


John and some friends had spent the earlier part of the evening socialising at a pub located near to Dublin Airport. They left the pub at around 1am and drove to Primrose Grove, Darndale. A friend of John’s drove his navy blue 7 series BMW, while he sat in the front seat.


On arrival they parked up in a cul-de-sac, were they continued drinking and listening to music.


At around 2.40am they left Darndale and drove onto the Malahide Road, in the direction of the Clarehall shopping centre.  At the N32 / Malahide road junction a verbal altercation occurred between John and the occupants of a second vehicle.


At this junction the navy BMW with John and his friends drove in the direction of Baldoyle.  They went towards Grainger’s pub in Baldoyle before continuing along the Dublin road (coast road), heading back in the direction of Artane. They then arrived back to John’s apartment just before 3am, entering the underground car park.


It was here that a gunman alighted from a silver 5 series BMW, firing several shots through the windscreen. The driver was shot in the hand while John received gunshot wounds to his body.  A friend sitting in the rear of the car was also shot.


The driver of John’s car managed to flee the scene and drove to Beaumont Hospital were John subsequently died from his injuries.


The silver BMW 540  turned onto Brookwood Avenue and headed in the direction of Clontarf were it was later discovered burnt out at the rear of house on Mount Prospect Drive.


Gardaí at Coolock Investigating       Telephone 016664200


The Gardaí at Navan are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a Post office on Tuesday the 7th April 2009.  The Post office is located at the Blackcastle Shopping centre, which is between the Kingscourt Road and the Slane Road in Navan.


At 11.31am three raiders arrived near the post office in a black Hyundai Santa Fe, which they parked opposite the premises in the car park.  They then entered the post office wearing light, white overalls and green and cream working gloves.


The first raider was armed with a handgun, which he waved about the place.


The second raider was armed with a sledgehammer, which he used to smash through a window at the side of the counter. This raider appeared to be the one in control.


The third raider was carrying a black reusable shopping bag jumped through the smashed window into the area behind the counter.


The raiders stole a quantity of cash and made good their escape as the alarm was raised.


The raiders ran to Hyundai Santa Fe which they had left with its engine running. They then drove out of Blackcastle, turning right onto the Slane Road where they took an immediate left into the Bru Ná hAbhainn housing estate.


The raiders then set fire to the Santa Fe before transferring into a second vehicle, which is described as a large dark coloured salon car. The raiders then drove back to the Slane Road.


The original registration number of the Santa Fe was 01 D 92530.This vehicle had been stolen during the course of a burglary at Blackrock, Dublin on Wednesday the 1st April 2009.


Gardaí at Navan Investigating            Telephone 046 90 79930


Gardaí in Howth are investigating an aggravated burglary that took place at a pharmaceutical company in Baldoyle Dublin.  This incident took place on the 12th May in the early hours of the morning.  


Gardaí believe that up to four armed men entered the premises and stole a large quantity of tablets.   The tablets were removed in containers. There were two separate types of tablets stolen in the raid
Zopiclone 7.5mg commonly known as Zimovane or “ZZ”  and Flunitrazepam 1mg commonly known as Rohypnol.  

These tablets are dangerous if taken without medical supervision.


Gardai believe that the tablets may be available on the street and anxious to recover them.  


Gardaí at Raheny Investigating     Telephone 01 666 4300