The Gardaí in Swords are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at Highfield estate Swords on the 13th August 2010.
At Approximately 10pm a businessman arrived home to a house at the Highfield estate. His wife and four children were present. The man ate his dinner in the main sitting room and began watching T.V. After a while he fell asleep and was awoken at 12.05 am by three intruders who were standing over him.
The men were armed with a handgun, hammer and knife. Two of the man are believed to be Asian and the third |Irish. The intruder with the hammer stood guard over him, while the other two moved through the house.
One of the Asian intruders entered the second sitting room located off the Hallway. There were two daughters of the businessman in there watching T.V and relaxing. The man was armed with a knife and shouted at the two girls in Mandarin. He then spoke in English when he realised that they could not understand him.
The third man believed to be Irish, spoke with a Dublin accent. He was armed with a handgun went upstairs were he was met by a third daughter who had come to the landing to investigate the commotion. He attempted to grab the girl and take her downstairs, but she refused to go without her mother.
The gunman accompanied by the daughter went to the mother’s bedroom. As they entered the bedroom the businessman’s wife was shouting out the window while attempting to call the guards. The gunman pointed the gun at her and told her to get off the phone. He then demanded money and was giving a bag of two Euro coin by the daughter. He wasn’t satisfied with this and wanted paper money. He was then given sterling from the wife’s purse.
The gunman attempted to take the women downstairs. A scuffle ensued between all three during the course of which the daughter succeeded in activating the panic alarm and pulling off his balaclava. He then struck her with the butt of the gun causing injury to her head. He then left taking the coin and paper money.
All three raiders ran from the house, chased by the businessman, who observed them flee to awaiting getaway car in the adjoining Ballintrane estate.
Gardaí at Swords Investigating Telephone 01 666 4700
The Gardaí in Finglas are investigating a double shooting that occurred on the River Road, Finglas, on the 15th July 2010.
At approximately 9.20 am two men left Dunsink Lane in Finglas in a white transit van. They were intending to travel to Mullingar. Their route took them along Dunsink Lane, Ratoath Road, and the River road.
The men drove along the River Road in the direction of Ashtown. They had to stop as there was a beige Toyota Corolla, bearing registration number 94 D 10153, blocking the road.
A man disguised as a work man wearing a high viz jacket and using a trundle wheel, approached the van and opened fire shooting both men. Both men were brought to hospital, where one remains in a serious condition.
Gardaí in Cabra are looking for information on a green Mazda 626, Registration 98 D 55209 which was found burned out at a recycling depot on the Ballybogan Road shortly after the shooting.
Description of Gunman:
• 5’ 10 to 6’ in height
• Athletic build/fit looking
• Late 20’s
• Brown/fair hair, tight
• Yellow hard hat
• Carrying trundle wheel
• Silver hand gun (right hand)
The Gardaí at Naas Garda station are investigating the murder of 47 year old Dessie Fox, who was shot dead at Healy’s Bridge, Prosperous, Co Kildare on 30th September 1990. Mr Fox from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, worked as a Course bookmaker. On the morning of 30th September at 11.15am he left his home in Dungannon. His intention was to attend a race meeting at the Curragh in Co Kildare. He drove a white 250D Mercedes, Registration number MJI 7055.
• Bush Road to Armagh city via Moy
• Carrickmacross via Keady and Castleblaney.
• Navan via Ardee, Slane
• Scene via Dunsany, Kilcock and Prosperous.
At approximately 1.20 pm 30/9/90 Dessie Fox was seen coming out of Connolly’s Newsagents shop in Prosperous Village. He had a newspaper under his arm. He then got into his car which was facing toward Dagwelds. As Dessie Fox approached Healy’s Bridge a red car was seen travelling behind.
Investigators believe that this car was a red Carina bearing registration number 90 G 2506.The occupants of the Carina opened fire on Mr Fox’s car causing damage near to the right rear indicator and the front left tyre, which was deflated. Two bookmakers bags located in the boot of the car were also damaged. Examination located a number of shotgun pellets. Investigators believe that there were only two raiders in the Carina; one of them wore a puma cap which he discarded near to the scene.
Mr Fox attempted to reverse away, however his car ran off the road and was forced to stop. The raiders then caught up and as they approached fired one shot from a handgun through the open passenger door. The bullet entered the deceased’s left leg, passing through his right leg and lodging in the door. This injury proved fatal and Mr Fox died at the scene.
The raiders then stole a black leather briefcase containing a large quantity of cash, canvas money bag, billheads with name, Motorola cellular portable car phone and car keys. (Canvas bag and phone were later recovered).
Vehicles of interest:
• Red Carina car bearing number plates 90G2506.
• This car’s correct number is 89 D 25125.It was stolen from 12 Ashfield Avenue, Ranelagh village between 2.15 and 4pm on 26th September 1990.
• Vehicle located at 12 noon on Monday 1/10/1990 in a field at Powerstown, Blanchardstown.
• Grey Mitsubishi Gallant 87 or 88 Registration with either 11 or 14, seen travelling in convoy with Red Carina at O Grady’s Filling station, Palmerstown
• Front passenger of carina seen climbing into rear seat of Gallant, wearing Puma cap
Gardaí at Naas Investigating Telephone 045 884300
The Gardaí at Store Street are investigating the murder of 32 years old Stephen Byrne shot dead on Lower Sheriff Street on13th July 2010.
On 13th July at 4.45 pm Stephen Byrne was fatally wounded by a man armed with a handgun. The scene is located at the junction of Sherriff Street and St Laurence’s place, at the rear of St Laurence’s church, opposite Mariners Court. The gunman arrived to the scene on a bicycle. He then walked up to Stephen Byrne and shot him with a handgun fatally wounding him. The gunman then left the scene cycling back down St Laurence’s place, turning left onto Seville place.
• Investigators wish to speak with anyone who was on Seville Place between 4:30 and 5pm on Tuesday 13th July 2010.
• When stopped in traffic on Seville Place they may have made an observation which means nothing to them but could be vital to the investigation.
• Investigators believe the offender went to and from the scene on a bicycle along Seville Place and that an interaction occurred with an accomplice on the street.
• Anyone who observed a person on a bicycle in clothing which hid the facial features can assist. People watching the programme may recall such interaction.
• A montage of bicycles similar to that believed used has been provided for viewing. Potentially witnesses could have seen this bicycle being acquired prior to the attack or disposed of following the murder.
• To the residents of the Sheriff Street area who have specific information relative to the culprits actions following the murder or any information whatsoever to contact the programme.
Gardaí in Store Street Investigating Telephone 01 666 8000
Chief Superintendent Anne Marie Mc Mahon will be in studio to discuss Community Safety Week. which was launched by the Garda Commissioner at the Ploughing Championship’s in Athy, Co Kildare on Tuesday 21st of September.
Community Safety Week focuses on personal safety, older people’s safety, shop safety, theft bikes and events around the country and safety message.
The Gardaí at Clontarf are investigating a shooting outside a public house in Fairview, just after 12 30am on the 26th July 2010, in which three people were seriously injured.
Two male customers were standing outside of the pub on the footpath talking to doorman who was on duty. The customers were standing with their backs to the road, when a lone gunman then approached from the direction of Phillipsburg Avenue. He was armed with handgun in each hand and as he approached the pub he began shooting using both guns.
The doorman and two customers were struck by a number of bullets and feel to the ground. The gunman then ran around the corner to awaiting gold coloured VW Golf, registration number 05 D23932.He got into the front passenger seat and a second accomplice got into the drivers seat. The car then left the scene in the direction of Griffith Avenue.
Some minutes later the Golf was abandoned and set alight at Verschoyle Court, Dublin 2, off Lower and Upper Mount Street. The gunman and driver jumped out and ran from the Golf across a green area and under an archway onto Mount Street.
Sgt. Jim Mc Allister will be in studio to discuss the summer fatalities on the roads, focusing on the 16-30 year old drivers. He will talk about the lethal combination of youth and speed. He will show examples of bad driving captured by the Garda Traffic Corps.