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April 27

Carlow Photofit

Gardaí in Carlow are investigating the attempted theft of an ATM machine at a bank on Kilree Street, Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown) on the morning of Holy Saturday, the 3rd of April. A number of men using a track machine were attempting to steal the ATM from the wall of the bank when they were interrupted by two Garda patrol cars.

The raiders had parked a Scania truck across the road to block on coming traffic. They had a Mitsubishi Pajero parked near the ATM. As the patrol car arrived the raiders fled in this vehicle. They collided with the Garda Patrol car and crashed into a wall. They fled from this vehicle into an awaiting silver coloured Audi A3 and made their getaway.

The Gardaí have since established that the Mitsubishi Pajero, registration number 07 CW 2354 was stolen from an apartment block in Tullow sometime after 11pm on Good Friday last.  The Scania truck and track machine were stole from a Plant Hire premises at Royal Oak Business Park, Muine Bheag around 5am. The raiders caused thousands of Euro worth of damage by driving the truck through the security gates.

The raiders fled empty handed but not before they causes thousand of Euro worth of damage at the Plant Hire premises and the Bank on Kilree Street.  Gardaí suspect four raiders were involved. One of the men was described as being 5’9” and stocky in build. He was in his mid twenties with short hair.  All four raiders wore dark clothing and hoods.

Gardai at Carlow Investigating        Telephone 059 9136620

The Gardaí in Drogheda are investigation the attempted Robbery of a cash in transit van that occurred at Marian Park, Drogheda on Thursday, the 1st April 2010 at 3.20 pm.

The van had arrived at a shop to make a delivery of cash to the A.T.M located on the premises. As the security guard exited the side of the van he was approached by a man armed with a sawn off shotgun. The gunman had exited from the rear of a yellow Fait Doblo registration number 03 D 18495.He began shouting at the guard while he threw a black bag at him.

The security guard then turned and ran away in the direction of the shop. The gunman then fled empty handed to a waiting Golf GTI, which was fitted with a cloned registration number 05 LH 4747.The Golf had pulled up in the middle of the road, just in front of the security van. There was one occupant in the golf who was the driver. The Golf then left in the direction of Plattin rd. It then travelled onto Baymore rd, and continued to the Lagvoureen estate, where the men abandoned it and transferred to a Toyota Avensis 02 reg.

Descriptions of Raiders:

Gunman; 5’11’’, med. build, carried shotgun in his right hand. He was dressed in blue clothing with hood covering his head.

Driver: black jumper and balaclava. Possibly quiet tall.

This man may have then driven the Avensis. He is described as wearing a black hat and leather gloves, 28-36 years, broad build, and clean shaven.

Vehicles involved:

Volkswagen Golf GTI, Black, 3 doors, registration 07 D 48997, stolen from Ashpark Grove, Lucan on the 17th March 2010 3.30am.This vehicle was recovered abandoned at the Lagvoureen estate in Drogheda.

Fitted with False plates 05 LH 4747-cloned registration from a black golf.

Fiat Doblo van, yellow, registration number 03 D 18495, stolen between the evening of the 31st March and the early hours of the 1st April. This vehicle was recovered at the scene.

Toyota Avensis, silver 02 registration. This car was used by the raiders when the abandoned the Golf.


Gardaí at Drogheda Investigating                 Telephone 041 9874200

The identity is sought of the above male in relation to the tendering of a large quantity of counterfeit €100 notes in Howth, Arklow, Thomastown, Abbeyleix, Thurles, Clonmel and Malahide.

He is described as approx. 6ft in height, well dressed and speaks with an Eastern European accent.

He has been observed in the company of two other males

D/Sgt. Matt Sheridan will be in studio to discuss how to spot counterfeit notes.

See:www.ecb.eu and www.ecb.int/euro/banknotes/security/html/index.en.html

Criminal Assets Bureau

Chief Superintendent Pat Byrne will be in studio to outline the multi agency approach the Criminal Assets Bureau use when bringing cases against those who profit from criminal activities.


Sgt. Jim McAllister will be in studio to discuss the latest traffic issues. He also has some footage taken from Garda Traffic Patrol Vehicles from around the country.

Crime Prevention

A/C Harkin will discuss Community Safety Week 24th to 30th April and Sgt. Andrew Haran will be in studio to discuss how to mark and identify your property.


Last week Gardaí announced a new strategy of increasing scrutiny both covert and overt on Head Shops all over the country. Gardaí have sent files to the DPP in respect of some head shop owners selling illegal drugs. Det. Supt. Michael O Sullivan from the National Drugs Unit updates us on what’s going on.

Gardai are appealing for information in relation to the fatal shooting at a licensed premises in Cabra, Dublin 7 on the 23rd April 2010 at approximately 10pm.

Investigating officers are anxious to speak to persons who were inside or outside the premises either before or during the incident, particularly between the hours of 8pm - 10pm.

They are also looking for information on a silver coloured saloon car, which was outside the premises shortly before the shooting. It is described as similar to a Ford Mondeo or Volkswagen Passat.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the Incident Room at Mountjoy Garda Station on 01-6668600, the Garda Confidential 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

One year on, Gardai investigating the murder of Matt Farrell at the Gaelic Bar, Daingean, Co. Offaly on the 1st of April 2009 are renewing their appeal for information from the public.

The body of Matt Farrell, 64 years, was found in his pub on the morning of the 1st of April. A post mortem examination carried out later that day found that Mr Farrell died as a result of head injuries.

A murder investigation has been ongoing for the last year and Gardai have made a number of arrests.

Inspector Pat Murray of Tullamore Garda Station said "Gardai are appealing for any person who has any information to come forward and to consider the family of Matt Farrell, who are seeking closure in the case."

The public are reminded that Crimestoppers are offering a reward in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 9327607.

Gardai in Shankill and Tallaght have recoved property that they would like to return to the rightful owners.