The Gardaí at Ardee are investigating a case of false imprisonment and subsequent theft at the Post Office in Castlebellingham on Friday, the 26th February 2010.
At 05.45am the proprietor of a shop in Castlebellingham awoke and walked his dog as usual. He returned after 20 minutes, when he was confronted by three masked men one of which was carrying a black coloured handgun.
The proprietor and his partner were taken hostage in their home at Salterstown, Dunleer. The three men ordered the female to write a note which was addressed to the post office manager in Castlebellingham. The men then tied the female victim up. The raiders instructed the male victim to go to his shop which houses the post office while his partner was held captive.
The shopkeeper went to his shop and when the post office manager arrived at 8.45am he told her what had occurred and showed her the note and other proof that his wife was being held captive.
The post office manager agreed to comply with the instructions fearing for the safety of the shopkeeper’s partner. Both of them put the contents of the safe into a black bag. The shopkeeper then left the bag at an alleyway beside a hairdresser on the side of the street for collection. A short time later the bag was collected by a smartly dressed man who then was collected by a second raider driving a black car.
Gardaí in Ardee Investigating Telephone 041 685 3222
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Seamus Flahive (26 years old) is missing since the 3rd March 2010 from the Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey, Co. Wexford where notes were found by Gardaí. Seamas is 6’1” in height and approximately 15st. When last seen he was wearing dark blue jeans, a white zip up top and white runners. Mr. Flahive's car a blue Nissan Almera registration number 99 LK 4401 was subsequently recovered in New Ross. An extensive search is being carried out by New Ross Gardaí.
Please contact Gorey Garda station 053 9430600 or New Ross Garda Station 051 426030
Gardaí in Blanchardstown are issuing a further appeal for information on the whereabouts of 17 year old Daniel McAnaspie who has been missing since February 26th.
Commenting on the investigation, Superintendent Dave Dowling said:
“We have made a number of appeals for information about Daniel’s disappearance and we are grateful for the help we have received from the community to date.
At this point in time, Gardaí now have serious concerns for Daniel’s safety. A full investigation is underway including house to house inquiries and searches using our divisional search teams and national resources including the Garda helicopter. As with any investigation, our efforts are greatly enhanced by assistance from the public and for that reason I want to appeal again today for anyone with information about Daniel to contact us.”
Daniel McAnaspie was last seen in Whitestown Avenue, Blanchardstown at 3.30 a.m. on Friday, 26 February 2010. He is described as 5'7" and slim build. He has short brown hair and was last seen wearing a navy tracksuit bottoms, navy jacket and white runners.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 666 7000.
Gardaí in Midleton are seeking the publics’ assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Mr. Milan Kisik, aged 47yrs.
Mr. Kisik was last seen on the 21st August 2009 at Ard Na Greine, Midleton, Co. Cork. At approximately 00.20 hours he left this address driving a Grey Opal Ventra estate registration number 06 D 16233. When last seen he was wearing a black Adidas jacket and black pants. He is approximately 170cms in height and 85 kilos in weight.
Mr Kisiks’ vehicle was located at Ballycotton Cliff Car Park, Ballycotton, Co. Cork on the 10/9/09. A search of the area was carried out involving the coast guard which proved negative.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021 4621550
Gardaí are making another appeal for information to aid the investigation surrounding the circumstances of 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 2009. 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 2009 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 that St. Patrick’s day or if they noticed any suspicious activity around his home between St. Patrick’s Day and Friday, the 20th March 2009.
Gardaí in Terenure Investigating Telephone 01 666 6400
Gardaí in Coolock are investigating the murder of 27 year old Noel Deans. The father of one was gunned down at approximately 10:20pm on the 16th January last on Ferrycarrig Road, Priorswood in Coolock, Dublin.
Noel had just left a Public House in Priorswood intending to visit a house on Greencastle Avenue. He was dressed in a grey track suit bottoms and grey hoodie, with a white T-Shirt underneath. As Noel approached the Grotto of Our Lady on Ferrcarrig Road, a person, armed with a hand gun walked up to him. He was shot a number of times and was fatally wounded. A witness on hearing the shots alerted the Gardaí.
Gardaí are looking to identify a man, dressed in dark clothing, and seen walking down Ferrycarrig Road around the time of the shooting. They would like to identify the driver of a silver or white Saloon car, possibly a Toyota Altezza or a Lexus IS200, which was seen on Macroom Road that night. Finally if anyone in the community has any information in relation to this murder they should contact the Gardaí in Coolock.
Gardaí in Coolock Investigating Telephone 01 666 4200
At approx 6.50pm on Sunday evening, the 21/3/2010, Seamus McMahon, 318 Greenacres, Dundalk, was visiting a friend at 27 Bothar Chroinn, Saltown, Dundalk. The deceased was in the bathroom, while his friend, whom he had been visiting, was standing inside the front door of the apartment, at the sink in the kitchen area of the apartment.
Two men in dark clothing entered the front door of the house, which was unlocked. They ran into the bathroom, where Mr. McMahon was, and fired two shots at him. They then ran back out of the house, and across the street, one scaled a fence into a back garden, and the second ran out the street, eventually making their way onto Bellewsgridge Road, to an awaiting car. This car was being driven by a third person. The car then fled towards the Toberona / Fatima area away from the scene.
Seamus McMahon was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda following the shooting, but was pronounced dead at 8.15pm.
Firstly, investigating Gardaí wish to acknowledge the assistance given by residence of the Saltown Estate, Bellewsbridge Road, and Fatima area of the town, and the response given by all those people during the house to house enquiries conducted in the area. It is very much appreciated.
Gardaí are now appealing to anyone who was in the area of Bellewsbridge Road / entrance to Saltown Estate between 6pm-7pm on Sunday evening last, the 21/3/2010, and who may have witnessed anything or anyone acting suspiciously in the area, no matter how insignificant they may consider this information, to contact them.
The Gardaí are also anxious to eliminate from their enquiries, the following vehicles observed in the area of Saltown / Bellewsbridge Road:
(1) A white Toyota Corolla Hatchback
(2) A blue/green Ford Focus Hatchback
(3) A Silver or White Estate car, similar to an Opel Astra/Vectra Estate.
These vehicles were observed by witnesses in the Bellewsbridge Road / Saltown area at the time of the shooting, and the occupants of them may have seen something, and have vital information concerning the murder.
There were a lot of pedestrians out and about that evening, at the time of the shooting, and Gardaí are appealing to any of those not yet interviewed by Gardaí to please come forward in the strictest of confidence.
Description of assailants:
No. 1 - 6’ tall, athletic build, wearing dark clothing and dark head gear.
No. 2 - was in his 20’s, approx 5’9” thin build, wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, and white runners. He wore a black hoodie.
Gardaí in Dundalk Investigating Telephone 042 9388400
Gardaí in Finglas are investigating an incident which occurred on the 5th February at Erin’s Isle G.A.A. Club, where two of the club’s staff were threatened with hammers and relieved of the staff’s wages.
The staff members had just collected the wages from a bank in Finglas village. They arrived back at the club’s car park at 11.05am. A silver Ford Focus followed them into the car park. Three people were in this car. Two jumped out and stole the money off the staff members. The silver Ford Focus left the car park and drove right onto Farnham Drive and left into Farnham Crescent, where they abandoned the car and made their escape.
The silver Ford Focus bore a registration number 06 D 51198; this was copied from another vehicle. Its real registration number was 08 D 748. This car had been hijacked from its owner, an 83 year old man, as he was loading his shopping in the car park of Finglas Shopping Centre on Cardiffsbridge Road on the 21st December last.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or information in relation to these incidents.
Gardaí in Finglas Investigating Telephone 01 666 7500