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November 26

Gardaí at Glasson Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred at a Marina in Killinure Point, Glasson, Co Westmeath on Friday, the 4th October 2013 at 5.30pm.

The car used in the burglary was a dark coloured (navy) Ford Mondeo, with a 01DL7691 registration number.  It was a 4 door saloon with 2 alloy 5 spoke wheels on the front and 2 steel black wheels without hubcaps on the back.

The car drove into the yard and was captured on CCTV coming in through the gate of the marina. There were three men in the car, two of the men got out and went into the building. There was only one member of staff working that day. The first raider carried a large kitchen knife and stood inside the doorway threatening the staff member. The second raider went through the office presses and took a cashbox containing a substantial quantity of cash.

Gardaí believe that the raiders turned onto the N 55 and headed in the direction of Ballymahon. The car was later discovered in Newtown/Ballymore, Co Westmeath where it had been burnt out.

Description of Raider:

Raider 1: Six foot in height, wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a dark hoodie with dark scarf covering his face. He carried the knife and wore dark gloves. He had a local accent.

Raider 2:  Six foot in height, he wore all dark clothing, luminous orange scarf covering his face and he carried a blue reusable cloth bag.
Driver: Is described as been tall and thin with dark hair. He has a long pointed nose.


• Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the Ford Mondeo, 01DL7691 which was used in the burglary. Did anyone see the vehicle in the Newtown/Ballymore area on the day of the burglary?

• Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward who may have seen the car prior to the burglary.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area in the days leading up the raid to contact them.

Gardaí at Glasson Garda Station are investigating              Telephone 090 6485102

On this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Alan Roughneen was in studio to discuss the National Crime Prevention Day, Street Safety and Mobile Phone Safety

Gardaí at New Ross Garda Station are investigating a fraudulent incident where the injured party was a victim of an internet phishing scam.

On the 15th April 2013 the woman received an email purporting to be from her Financial Institution.  The email asked her to click on a link and give her personal details and provide her account and PIN numbers for verification.  She was also asked for her mobile number and security code.  The woman believed the email to be genuine and gave her details.  The next day the woman’s mobile stopped working, she presumed it was a problem with the network.  But her phone was tampered with in order to stop the bank making contact with her and notifying her of unusual activity on her account.

Then on the 17th April 2013 €5000 was transferred from the woman’s bank account to another bank account.  Over the next few days €3656.98 was withdrawn from the other account from ATM machines, Post Offices and shops around Dublin.  Once the fraud was realised the suspected account was frozen and the balance of the money was refunded to the woman’s account.

CCTV provided by shops in Marino and Philipsburg Avenue, Fairview shows the suspect entering both shops on the same day, the 17th April 2013 wearing black runners, light blue jeans, red Munster jersey and blue Brazil zipped top.

Detective Sergeant Matt Sheridan was in studio to offer Crime Prevention advice on Internet Phishing and how to avoid becoming a victim to this scam.

Gardaí at New Ross Garda Station are investigating              Telephone 051 426030

Christopher Gaffney

The Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating the murder of 37 year old Christopher Gaffney.

On the 1st November 2013, a body part was discovered in a field by two men who were out hunting. The body part was subsequently identified as belonging to Christopher Gaffney. Gardaí began a full search of the area and they found further body parts along the Pinkeen River at the Mayne, on the border of Meath and Dublin.

Christopher was last seen on the weekend of the 27th – 29th September, over a month before his remains were identified. He had been in a friend’s house in the Willow Wood Estate, Clonsilla where he ordered food from a local takeaway on the evening of the 29th September 2013. He left the house around midnight and these are his last recorded movements.

Gardaí are appealing for any persons with information on Christopher Gaffney’s murder and anyone who may have seen him from September 29th to contact them.

Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 01 8010600

Missing Persons Day

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, has announced the launch of Ireland’s first national Missing Persons Day, which will take place on Wednesday, the 4th December 2013 at Farmleigh House, Dublin.

The theme of this inaugural event is ‘Forget Me Not’ which has its origins in a project by Transition Students of Davis College, Mallow, Co. Cork, who were awarded Young Social Innovators of the Year 2012.

Garda Jim Molloy was in studio to discuss.

Patrick Lawlor

Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are re-appealing for information on missing person Patrick Lawlor. Patrick has been missing from his home in Darndale in Dublin since Thursday the 16th of December 2004.

On that morning Patrick left the house at about 6.30am he travelled in a red Citroen Saxo car. He drove to a nearby garage to get cigarettes and phone credit. The red Citroen Saxo was found a number of days later in a car park on the Forest Road in Swords, just at the back of Dublin Airport.

He is described as being 5'10" in height and of thin build with green eyes and short black hair.

Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating          Telephone 01 666 4200

Trevor Deely

Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are re-appealing for information on missing person Trevor Deely (DOB) 15/08/1978.

Trevor went missing after attending a Christmas party on 8th December 2000, and was last spotted on CCTV footage which showed him crossing Baggot Street Bridge and walking towards Haddington Road (Dublin 4 area). He was wearing a yellow and brown shirt and beige cord trousers.

An age-enhanced picture of Trevor Deely is included in the hope to give some impressionof what the 22-year-old bank employee would look like now, almost 13 years after he disappeared.
Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating         Telephone 01 666 9000

Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a robbery from a delivery van on the 24th July 2013 which occurred at approximately 3.30pm on the Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Earlier that afternoon at 3.05pm a blue Nissan Primera pulled up immediately ahead of the Delivery Van at Charlestown Shopping Centre. A man in the back of the car got out and walked up and down on the footpath outside the Shopping Centre watching the courier unload and deliver his stock.

The vans next delivery was at another shop in the Meakstown area. The van arrived at 3.20pm and parked up until about 3.25pm while it made its delivery. The Nissan had pulled in front of the van entering the car park and parked to the left hand side of the car park. When the courier finished here, the raiders followed the van from behind as he made his way to his next destination.

At approximately 3.30pm the delivery driver pulled onto the Jamestown Road and parked outside a shop. The blue Nissan pulled up and 3 men jumped out and started shouting at the driver to give them cigarettes. One male was carrying a golf club and hit the driver a number of times, he also threatened, he would stab him if the didn’t hand over what they wanted. The other two males were grabbing the cigarettes from the side of the van. The raiders got away with a large quantity of cigarettes.


• Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the raiders. The public are asked to consider the appearance of the raiders together with the vehicle used to transport the men which is a Blue Nissan Primera with a partial registration number 00 D 20

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may know the whereabouts of the car? Has the car been parked up somewhere or was it bearing false plates?

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the car leaving the scene to contact them.

Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating                       Telephone 01 666 7500

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to focus on the danger of motorists using their mobile phones while driving their vehicles.