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Aggravated Burglary in Laytown, Co. Meath

On Monday, the 10th May 2010 at approximately 12.52am an aggravated burglary took place in The Coast Tavern public house in Laytown, Co. Meath.  It was a Sunday night and the last day of the Premier Soccer league.  The owner was cleaning up after the last customer had left by the courtesy bus from the pub.

Her husband and three children were asleep in bed.  They live in a house attached to the pub.  Three raiders climbed over a back wall and entered the back garden of the pub.  They were armed with a large knife, an axe and a shovel.  The shovel belonged to the pub and was in the back garden.  They confronted the owner who was mopping the floor and threatened her.  They demanded money and told her she would get hurt if she did not do what they said.  They brought her to the kitchen area where they put cable ties on her wrist.  They demanded the owner empty the contents of the safe.  They demanded the keys to a red Skoda Octavia vehicle registration number 06D78549 that was parked outside.  They put a blanket over the owners head.  They made their getaway in the red Skoda Octavia.  This was later recovered in a nearby estate some hours later.

Male 1 - 5”7” in height of medium build (smallest of the three raiders), armed with a large knife, unknown accent, face covered by balaclava.

Male 2 - 5”7” in height of stocky build, armed with a shovel, wearing dark clothing, face covered up with balaclava which had yellow stripes

Male 3 - 6”0” in height and well built. (Largest of the three raiders), armed with an axe.

Initially spoke to injured party with a Northern Irish accent but later spoke with a Dublin accent.  Injured party believes the northern Irish accent was put on. 

• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after the incident.
• Anyone who may have seen a red Skoda Octavia registration number 06D78549 in the Laytown area in the early hours of Monday the 10th of May 2010 or being abandoned in the Park Vale area of the Grangerath estate
• Anyone with information about this crime to come forward.

Gardaí at Laytown Garda Station are investigating                            Telephone 041 92827074