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December 14

At approximately 6.22pm on the 28th November 2010 four men entered the home of Cash in Transit Manager in the above estate.  He was at home with his wife and three children.  Two of the men were armed with handguns.  They handcuffed the cash in transit manager and his son.

A passer by noticed suspicious activity at the house and notified the Gardaí.  The raiders made their escape toward Kildare road and fled in a Nissan X Trail with a false registration plate 08 OY 834.  It was found on fire at Hughes Road, South, Walkinstown, Dublin 12.

Crumlin Gardaí are seeking to identify the person in the image below. (Believed to be Male 1 below)

• Male 1 - White male of heavy build, possibly in his mid to late 40's and of average height.

He was dressed in dark waterproof clothing consisting of a jacket and bottoms, dark footwear that had white stripes running down the side.  He was also wearing a dark peak cap, a neck scarf and glasses.

• Male 2 - White male of average build and height aged in his late 20's - early 30's.

He was dressed in a white hooded boiler suit and had white footwear that had 3 dark stripes running horizontally down the side.

• Male 3 - white male of average build and height aged in his late 20's - early 30's.

He was dressed in light coloured waterproof clothing consisting of a hooded jacket and bottoms. He had white footwear, a dark hat and gloves that were black and white in colour.

• Male 4 - White male of average build and height aged in his late 20's - early 30's.

Gardaí at Crumlin are investigating                    Telephone  01 666200

On Wednesday the 10th November a robbery took place at the Post Office on Main Street, Nobber, Co. Meath.

At 10.15am a security van delivering cash pulled up outside to the post office.  Minutes later a silver Peugeot Partner van drove up the main street from the Dublin direction.  The van made a U-turn in the main street and then parked behind the security van.

As the guard got out of the security van to make the cash delivery to the Post office, an armed raider followed him inside.  The armed raider forced the delivery man at gunpoint to leave the post office.  A second armed accomplice joined them.  This raider gestured for the delivery guard to put the cash box and his keys onto the ground.

The two armed men grabbed the cash box and jumped into the Peugeot van, making their getaway in the direction of Dublin.  A few hundred metres outside Nobber village, they took a right-hand turn towards Carlanstown.  They took another right-turn, and headed north towards Kilmainhamwood.  The raiders abandoned the van at Whitewood Lake where it is believed a silver-coloured saloon car was waiting.  They set the Peugeot Van on fire and then transferred to the silver saloon car to make their get away.

The getaway van used was a silver Peugeot Partner van.  It had been stolen at Larne, Northern Ireland in May and was fitted with false 09 LH plates at the time of the raid

 Gardaí at Nobber are investigating                                     Telephone 046 9052182

Fraudulent sale of car - John

Gardai in Santry are investigating the fraudulent sale of a Mitsubishi Pajero on the 21st of May 2010. The Pajero was stolen in Ashbourne in April.  It had a registration number 06 MH 8994.

On the day of the sale the Pajero carried a copied registration number 06 LM 1330.  The person purchasing the vehicle had a friend of his, took a picture of the seller on his mobile phone.  Gardai are looking to identify this man, who identified himself as “John”.  He has a distinct turn in his eye - see attached photo.

Gardaí at The Stolen Car Unit are Investigating        Telephone 01 6663323

Gardaí in Kilmainham are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of 28 year old James Kenny (aka McDonagh).  James, who is from Islandbridge Court, Dublin 8, was last seen in the Bluebell/Ballyfermot area around 3pm on Wednesday the 27th October 2010.  He was driving a Wine Coloured Mazda 6, 02 D 68758.

James’ Family and Gardaí are concerned for his safety following the discovery of his car, which had been burnt out, at a Lay by on Lock road, Milltown on the evening of the 27th October.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the Mazda 6 in the Newcastle area or where it was burnt out between Polly Hops Public House and Peamount Hospital.

Gardaí at Kilmainham are investigating                                 Telephone 01 6669400

Patrick Lawlor was reported missing on the 20th December 2004 by his mother Alice Lawlor to Coolock Garda Station. Patrick who was 23 years old at the time was last seen on the 16th December 2004 leaving his home.


Patrick left home in a motor car which was recovered on the 20th December 2004 at the rear of Dublin Airport (Forest Road).  An investigation commenced and a number of places and premises were searched by Gardaí for him. To date Patrick Lawlor has not been found.

Gardaí at Coolock are investigating                                           Telephone 01 6664200

The Gardaí at Ballina are investigating the disappearance of twenty eight year old Sandra Collins who went missing on Monday the 4th December 2000 from the small village of Killala, Co. Mayo.  She had lived in the village with her Aunt who she looked after for a number of years.  Sandra left her Aunt's house at Courthouse Street, Killala on the Monday evening at 7.30 pm.  At 7.45pm she arrived at a local shop where she bought some groceries for her Aunt and a neighbour.  She was last seen at the local takeaway at around 11:15pm that night.  Four days later on the 8th December 2000 her fleece was found on the pier in Killala.  A half pound of sausages that Sandra bought in the shop earlier where still in the pocket of the fleece.

Sandra’s sister Bridie and brother Patrick believe something bad happened to their sister that night either intentionally or by accident.  They appeal for information to help them find her body, to let them bury their sister.  Crimecall also interviewed Superintendent Peter O’Boyle he explains the impact of such a case on a small community like Kilalla and appeals for information.


• When Sandra arrived at the Chipper her clothing was dry despite the fact that the night was wet and windy.  Where was Sandra for the intervening period between 7.45pm and 11.15pm?

• Where did she go after the chipper? (Sandra purchased enough food for two people).

• On the day of her disappearance Sandra made some phone calls from a phone kiosk located outside a local shop (Mc Gregors).  Who did she talk to?  If Sandra spoke to you or if you know who she did speak to, come forward.

• Anyone with information relating to the disappearance of Sandra to come forward and speak to Gardaí in confidence.


Gardaí at Ballina are investigating                                        Telephone 096 20560

Missing person Trevor Deely (including age progesssion)

Gardaí are seeking public assistance to help trace the whereabouts of 22 year old Trevor Deely who has been missing since 8th December 2000.

Trevor is originally from Naas but residing in the Dublin area.  He was last seen at Haddington Road in the city on the 8th December, wearing a yellow and brown shirt and beige cord trousers.

He is described at 6ft in height, of slim build with short red/blonde hair and green eyes.

Gardaí at Irishtown are investigating                      Telephone   01 - 6669600.

The Gardaí at Lucan are investigating the Murder of thirty year old Robert Ryle which took place at Foxdene Park, Lucan on Sunday, the 24th October at approximately 8:30pm.
Robert Ryle was shot several times outside a house in Ronanstown.  He was taken to Tallaght Hospital where they operated on him but he died from his injuries three days later.

Robert Ryle had spent that Sunday tending horses with his friend in Co. Kildare.  They returned to Robert’s house in Ballyfermot and at around 8:30pm were calling to a house at Foxdene Park in the Foxdene estate, Lucan.  When they arrived at the house, they turned into the drive Robert got out of the car to move a child’s bicycle to the side of the house.

A lone gunman appeared from shadows at the side of the house and shot Robert a number of times.  As Robert’s friend reversed out of the driveway the fleeing gunman got caught between the car and the garden wall.  The driver believes the gunman was injured and saw him stumble from the scene.  Gardaí later recovered the handgun used in the shooting on the footpath outside the house.


•  Anyone who may have been in the Foxdene estate between the hours of 6pm and 8.30 pm on 24/10/2010.

•  Anyone who may have seen anything in and around the Foxdene estate and who may have seen a man matching the following description; 5'9'' to 6'1'' - Dark clothing.  Face mask similar to scream type mask.

•  Any person seen to have sustained an injury which left them with a limp or other injuries.

•  Anyone with information regarding the Murder of Robert Ryle to come forward to be dealt with in confidence.

Gardai at Lucan  investigating                                                 Telephone 01 6667300

The Gardai in Rathmines sought the public’s assistance following the death of Lily Hastings Bass who was the victim of a hit and run on the Rathgar Road, Dublin 6.

On Sunday the 26th November 2010, Lily Hastings Bass was crossing the Rathgar Road at approximately 10:55pm when she was struck by a blue or navy coloured two door, hatchback car.

Lily was a 20 year old English National who had moved to Ireland in September this year to study in Trinity College.  She had been out to dinner with a group of friends in Rathgar on the night in question.  She and some friends crossed the Rathgar Road near the Grosvenor Road Service Station.  Two of her friends got across the road but unfortunately the Blue or Navy Hatchback struck Lily and drove off.  The traffic lights at the junction were red so the driver of the offending vehicle drove through the service station to avoid stopping.

Lily’s friends rushed to her assistance.  A local Garda from Rathmines was on the scene in minutes and an ambulance was called.  Lily was brought to St. James Hospital were she remained on a life support system until her death on the 7th December.

On programme of the 14/12/10 we have an interview with Detective Inspector George Mc Geary who explains how this intricate case was solved, ultimately with the assistance of members of the public.

Investigation Concluded