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October 25

Aggravated Burglary at Painestown

The Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Sunday, 29th May 2011 at 2.45 am.

An employee of the Brinks Service Station at Rathdrinagh arrived home to Beauparc, Painestown, Co. Meath at 2.20am.

About twenty minutes later as she was getting into bed, the woman heard voices outside her house but thought it was people going home from a night out. She then heard a car reversing outside her house. She heard a loud bang and jumped out of bed. She saw two men in the corridor outside her bedroom. The men were armed with torches and hurley sticks. They threatened the woman, demanding cash and cigarettes. They searched the house, ransacking the bedroom.

One of the raiders found a bunch of keys believing them to be the keys to the service station. The raiders brought the woman to the service station at Rathdrinagh. A third raider had appeared at this stage. One of the other raiders referred to him as “Dicky”. The woman saw a fourth raider revving the engine of a white Golf GTI three door parked in the driveway. She was placed in the rear seat of her own car, a Ford Kuga and taken to the Service Station.

The woman was told to open the shop, but she was unable to as she did not have the keys. The raiders then told her to get behind a refuse bin while they cut the seatbelts from her car. They tied the belts to the tow hitch on her car and pulled the shutter from the shop.

At this point one of the raiders shouted that a car was coming, the raiders then fled the scene.

Description of Raiders:

Raider 1: Stocky build, about 5’7’’ tall, in his 30’s. He wore a balaclava and a dark jacket with grey panel. He carried a torch and hurley stick.

Raider 2: Thin Build, 5’9’’ to 5’10’’, early 20’s, May have had red hair. He wore brown knitted balaclava with the eyes cut out. He wore a light coloured hoody with his jeans tucked into his socks. He carried a torch and hurley stick.

Raider 3: Late teens, dark eyebrows. He wore a balaclava, navy and black jumper and track suit bottoms. Referred to as dicky

Raider 4: Initial Driver of Golf – Thin Build, Wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and top.


• Any sightings of the golf arriving at the house in Painestown, together with sightings of the four occupants

• Did anyone see the Golf leaving the house at Painestown and travelling in convoy with the injured party’s car a ford Kuga partial registration number 09MH

• Did anyone see both of these vehicles travelling from Painestown to the service station at Rathdrinagh at 3am

• Appeal for patrons attending the concert at Slane and those out socialising in particular any sightings near a public house just off the junction of the N2

Movements of Golf:

• The Golf GTI bearing registration number 08D55098 was stolen in the course of a Burglary at Watergrasshill, Co Cork on 28/05/11 at 9.45pm

• The occupants of this vehicle were involved in a Robbery from the person at Moate Road, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny,at 11.30 pm

• Sometime after midnight the registration plates 08MH7315 and 06LS3062 were stolen from two cars at a housing estate in Monasterevin, Co Kildare

• The stolen registration plate 08MH7315 was on the Golf when it was discovered burnt out at Kiloshulan, Barna, Co. Kilkenny on 29/05/11 at 9.15am

Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 046 907 9930

Armed Robbery at a Post Office in Oulart, Co. Wexford on the 7/6/11

The Gardaí at Enniscorthy are investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred at Oulart, Gorey, Co. Wexford on Tuesday the 7th of June at 9.30am.

Three masked and armed raiders entered a post office in Oulart, Co. Wexford demanding money. Two of the raiders were armed with shotguns while the third was armed with a crowbar. One of the raiders fired a shot, grazing the postmistress and striking her son. The raiders then left the scene in a Grey Nissan Sunny registration number 92WX 1041. This car had been taken earlier that morning from outside a house in Enniscorthy.


• Did anybody observe the Grey Nissan Sunny registration number 92WX1041 in the Drumgoold area of Enniscorthy on the evening of the 6th of June or the  morning of the 7th of June 2011

• Did anybody see this vehicle in Oulart on Tuesday morning the 7th of June.

• This car was found burnt out a short time later at Ballyboy (known locally as Teapot Lane), did anybody see this vehicle or any other vehicle on Teapot Lane between 9am and 11am on Tuesday the 7th of June

• The shotgun used in this armed robbery at Oulart Post Office is unusual (length of barrel, camouflaged), can any witnesses assist with this investigation or , do they recognise this gun

• Any witnesses who have not come forward to date we are appealing for their assistance


Gardaí at Wexford Garda Station are investigating            Telephone 053 916 5200

CCTV of Post Office robbery in Edgeworthstown, Longford on the 27/9/11

on Tuesday the 27th September 2011 at 2.30pm in the Post Office in Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford

Gardaí at Edgeworthstown are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Post Office on Tuesday, the 27th of September 2011 at 2.30pm.

Two masked and armed raiders entered the post office and demanded cash. One of the raiders was armed with a sledge hammer and gained access through the glass partition to the staff area. The other raider was armed with a shot gun and threatened the staff and customers. The raiders left the scene in silver Volkswagan Passat that was stolen during the course of a burglary in Sutton, Co. Dublin between the 15th and 27th of September. This car was fitted with false registration plates 09D16288.


Gardaí at Edgeworthstown Garda Station are investigating         Telephone 043 6671002

Kevin KennyThe Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred outside Ruby Finnegan’s Public House on Sunday the 31st July 2011.

Kevin Kenny, who was just thirty years old, was socialising with friends in Ruby Finnegan’s pub when an altercation occurred outside the premises resulting in him being fatally injured a short distance away on Sarsfield Road, Ballyfermot.


• Gardaí are appealing for the drivers of two vehicles to come forward. Both vehicles approached the scene from the City Centre direction travelling towards Ballyfermot. One of the cars is described as a small hatchback and the other car appears to be a Toyota Avensis taxi.

• Gardaí are appealing for the drivers of two vehicles travelling towards City Centre from Ballyfermot direction. One is a taxi that appears to be a Silver / Grey Ford Mondeo or Volkswagan Passat with the front left hub cap missing. There is no description of the second vehicle.

• Any persons that were in the vicinity of First Avenue and Sarsfield Road, Ballyfermot on the night of Sunday the 31st July 2011 and that have not already been interviewed.

• Any persons who have information that could assist with the investigation.

Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating       Telephone 01 666 7200

Identification of Human Remains in Wexford

On the 3rd April 2010, a human skull was found in the nets of the ‘WILLIE B’, trawler fishing off the coast of Wexford. The skipper reported the discovery to local Gardaí.  On the 4th April Detective Garda Gerard Kealy of the Wexford Crime Scene Investigation Unit met the trawler at Kilmore Quay.

On the 6th April, a post mortem was carried out by the state pathologist. Detective Garda Kealy took the skull to UCD for a process called maceration to be carried out.

Detective Garda Kealy then gathered all the test results, including the facial reconstruction and DNA and sent them to Interpol.

As a result of this a short time later a possible candidate was nominated as a woman missing from Wales. A photograph of that woman was obtained and Detective Garda Kealy returned to Dundee where they superimposed the photo of the woman onto the reconstructed image. It was a match.

The Welsh police sent a liaison officer to her family to give them the news. The circumstances of the death of the deceased were that in early December 2009, she was walking on a cliff path in fading light and fell into the sea. A local undertaker donated a coffin and the woman was returned to her family for burial.
Gardaí at Wexford Garda Station are investigating          Telephone 053 9165200

This months Safety Call included a feature on Bicycle Security. Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio and offered prevention advice to reduce the problem of bicycle theft. For more information or to receive a bicycle safety leaflet please email Crimecall@garda.ie

This month’s traffic feature focus on new Drink Driving Legislation. The feature included a recorded item showing a Mandatory Drink Driving checkpoint, an interview with a member of the traffic corps and Professor Denis Cusack of the Medical Bureau of Road Safety.

Sergeant Jim Mc Allister was in studio and explained the implications of the new legislation to road users and offered some safety advice to pedal cyclists