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October 19

The Gardaí in Carlow town are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a filling station on the 15th September 2010 at 5.25 am.

As a lone shop assistant was disposing of refuse bags, a toyota Land Crusier with three occupants drove into the forecourt.

Two of the men got out of the car and began to assault the shop assistant with a baseball bat. A struggle ensued during the course of which the assistant succeeded in taking the baseball bat from the raider. He then fled from the forecourt and hid out of view of the raiders.

The two raiders then ran into the shop threatening another shop worker as they stole cash from a back office. A taximan pulled into the station for petrol. The getaway driver threatened him with a double barrell shotgun. The three raiders made their getaway turing left onto O ‘Brien Road in the direction of Hacketstown.

Description of Raiders:   1.   Driver - 5’8" tall, slim build, wearing a brown jacket, black hoodie underneath and blue jeans.

2.   6' tall, thin build, wearing black hoodie top, blue jeans and white runners.

3.   5’11’’ tall, thin build, wearing red top, grey hoodie underneath with light coloured(grey) track suit bottoms.

Vehicle invlolved:

Toyota Landcruiser, black in colour with long wheel base. Registration number 99 Ke3159. Stolen in the course of a Burglary at Piltown, Co. Kilkenny on the 14/9/2010 at 5am.

Owner states jeep had only about 20 Kms of fuel in tank at time of taking.

The jeep still remains outstanding.

Gardaí at Carlow Investigating                                      Telephone - 059 9136620

This month sees the first anniversary of the death of Michael Crowe from Newbridge, Co. Kildare. His wife Elizabeth makes an appeal for information on this month’s programme.

The Crowe family home in Phairc Mhuire Estate in Newbridge, Co. Kildare was the subject of an arson attack in the early hours of Sunday, the 4th October 2009. Michael, Elizabeth and their son Tomas were in the house when it was set ablaze just after 6am. Elizabeth and Tomas managed to escape through an upstairs front window but sadly Michael did not and lost his life. 

Gardaí in Newbridge suspect the fire was started deliberately and are appealing for information.

The family were also awoken at 2 am that morning as a window at the front of the house was smashed by a brick. Gardaí are also appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward as it may help their enquiries into the tragic death of 81 year old Michael Crowe.

Gardaí at Newbridge Investigating                                          Telephone - 045 431212

The Gardaí at Castledermot are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday morning, the 3rd August at Castledermot, Co. Kildare.

The owner of the Filling Station arrived to open up his premises at 6.15am when a blue Audi A4 with three male occupants drove into the forecourt. Two of the men jumped out of the car and confronted the owner.

The first raider was carrying a sawn off shotgun, while the second man was armed with a baseball bat. A tussle then ensued during which the bat broke in two. Leaving the owner holding one half and the raider the other.

Both man then fled to the waiting car leaving the scene empty handed.

Description of raiders:The first man was armed with a sawn off shotgun, he was approximately 5’ 7’’ tall, heavy build. He was wearing a balaclava, dark jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and hiking boots.

The second man was armed with a baseball bat. He is described as approximately 6’1’’ tall, heavy build. He was wearing dark balaclava, grey/brown tracksuit bottoms, white runners, blue and grey striped hoodie with a red t-shirt underneath.

Both men had indistinct accents.

Vehicle involved:  Audi A4 registration number 05 DL 5677, stolen on 23/7/2010 from Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford.

This car was subsequently recovered at Killerig Castle Golf Resort on the 5/8/2010.

The Golf resort is located between Castledermot and Tullow at Killerrig Cross.

Gardaí at Kildare Investigating                                    Telephone -  045 55 52773

Sergeant Andrew Haran was in studio to discuss personal safety for shop customers and shop staff. He also had CCTV to illustrate the item.

The Identification of the the male suspect who is sought in connection with a robbery from the person on the 29th September 2010 at 21.50Hrs and subsequently the unauthorised taking of her car, a Black Mercedes 99 D 3542 in Dublin 9.

The Injured party had just parked her car when she was knocked and given a shock to her face with what appears to have been a stun gun.  The male then grabbed the car keys and drove away. 

Description:    Early to mid 20’s, 5'3", slight build, light brown or fair wavy hair cut short.  He was wearing dark clothing with a dark or navy jacket.

Gardaí at Mountjoy Investigating                                          Telephone - 01 666 8600

Gardaí in Bailieboro are investigating a robbery that took place at the Bailie Hotel in the town in the early hours of the 12th August last. The night porter was tied up by the raiders. They also removed a safe from the premises.

The night porter was leaving out rubbish out the back of the hotel just after 1.20am when he was approached by three masked men. They threatened him with a crowbar. They forced him into the hotel and burst open a door to where the safe was stored. The safe was placed in the boot of a dark coloured car, possibly an Opel Astra. This car appears to have been in the back car park since just before midnight on the 11th  August.

The car left the scene in the direction of the Kell’s Road. The night porter managed to free himself and raise the alarm.

One of the raiders was about 5’8 in height, slim build and had a black coloured Fila top. The second raider was also 5’8” and slim build, the last raider was taller possibly 6’, he carried a hammer and a crowbar.

Gardaí at Bailieboro Investigating                                Telephone -  042 9665238

The identity is sought of the above male in connection with a robbery from the person on the 13th August 2010 in Artane area of Dublin.  He used pepper spray to incapacitate the injured party.  Subject fled the scene on a push bike.

Gardaí at Raheny Investigating                                     Telephone - 01 666 4300

On the 29th May 2010, a lone female was sexually assaulted while she walked alone in Wicklow Town.  
A male, believed to be a foreign national, came up behind her and put his arms around her shoulders. She brushed him off and continued walking. He sexually assaulted her and she ran to a private house on the road.

He is described as approx. 5’9” tall, medium build, short brown hair, late 20’s to early 30’s.  He was wearing a bright green or blue shell tracksuit and white tee-shirt.

Gardaí at Wicklow Investigating                                       Telephone - 0404 60140 

The Gardaí at Bridewell Station are investigating a sexual assault that occurred at 3am on Saturday, the 18th September.

The young woman had spent the evening socialising at a pub just off South William Street in Dublin 2.  A short time before 3 am she decided to part company with her friend and walk home to her apartment located close to Arran Quay on the northside of the river Liffey.

The woman was sexually assaulted as she enterd her apartment complex.  It is believed that her attacker left in the direction of Haymarket, just off Smithfield.

Description of offender:   Male in his late 20’s, approx 6’tall, light coloured hair/possibly shaved head, fair complexion, normal build, a piercing in his eyebrow with a ring inserted, possibly left handed, wearing a dark jacket (possibly leather), light coloured jeans, dark footwear, scruffy in appearance.

Gardaí at the Bridewell Investigating                                                    Phone - 01 666 8280

Sergeant Jim McAllister was in studio to highlight more examples of bad driving captured by the Garda Traffic Corps.