The injured party and his family were asleep in bed when woken by a dog barking. He looked out the bedroom window and saw figures in dark clothing at the rear patio door. Moments later he was confronted by the raiders at the top of the stairs and he made his way to his bedroom. The raiders forced their way in, threatened the injured party, his wife and their baby. After a struggle they were forced down stairs where the victim was tied up with cable ties.
There were four or possibly five raiders in total. They were armed with a red crowbar, black handgun and a black rifle. Both the injured party and his wife were threatened with violence while the raiders searched for a safe. The injured party was assaulted and struck over the head with the red crowbar in the course of the burglary.
The raiders got away with a substantial amount of cash from the house. They made their escape in a Black BMW saloon 5.20 series, registration number 131D6616. This car was on loan to the couple and was found later that day in Ardcath abandoned and burnt out in the middle of a field. The rest of the raiders got away in a BMW.
The Garda appeal includes a reconstruction of the events on the night in question.
• Did you see 4/5 men in the area of Ardcath at around 3.30am on the night in question?
• The Duleek Road is about 10 minutes walk from where the car was burnt out. Did any taxi man pick up in the area in the early hours?
Description of Raiders:
All raiders wore black balaclavas except raider 2 who wore a ski mask, dark jackets and trousers
• Raider 1 - 5’8” – 5’10” in height, Large stocky build, Dublin accent, late 30’s early 40’s, Fair complexion, light eyebrows, fair/ginger hair – armed with a crowbar
• Raider 2 – Stocky Build, not very tall in height, Early – mid 40’s, dark complexion, Dublin accent, Ski mask– armed with a handgun
• Raider 3 – 5’8” – 5’10” in height, Slight build, athletic build,
dark hair, Dublin accent disguised by a Northern Ireland accent – armed with a shot gun
• Raider 4 – Wore gloves and was armed with a screwdriver / handgun
• Raider in Car – Very stocky build, mid 30’s – 40’s, Bald/Shaved Head, Strong Dublin accent, Woolly hat/ Rolled back balaclava
Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 8020510
Later on the same day as the burglary in Balrothery, the 2/8/13, a Blue VW Golf was found abandoned at Woodview, a housing estate near Balruddery fields, accessible by foot. The VW had been taken in the course of a burglary at a family home in Meadow View, Drogheda.
It was taken between the 31st July and the 1st August 2013. Witnesses heard a noise at the house around 2:00/2:30 on the morning of the 1st of August. The family were away on holidays. The VW was taken and large quantity of valuables, jewellery including a man’s ring with OC engraved on it. A distinctive sports bag was also taken from the boot of the VW golf and a number of chefs’ uniforms.
• Were you offered a quantity of chefs’ uniforms?
The VW bore false registration plates 06D37986, these plates were copied from a VW in Castleknock, Dublin. The real plates for the VW are 07D90724. It had no diesel in the engine when it was taken.
• Did you refuel this VW within 15 miles of where it was stolen?
• The car had 100 miles on the clock when it was found at Woodview. Did you see the VW in the 48 hours preceding it being recovered?
When the car was recovered it had containers of flammable liquid in it.
Gardaí at Drogheda Garda Station are investigating Telephone 041 9874200
Earlier that evening Jason visited his mother’s house at Harelawn estate. He left at just after 10pm. Jason travelled to his own house in Cherrywood, Clondalkin. He was accompanied by a male passenger. The route he travelled took him by the 9th lock on the Grand Canal, turning right towards Fonthill. He then drove through the two roundabout’s leading to Nangor road. He turned left into Cherrywood Estate and left again onto Cherrywood Drive.
Jason parked on the roadway near his house and walked into the driveway. He was only a short distance from his front door when he was shot a number of times by a man armed with a handgun and fatally wounded.
The gunman ran from the driveway to the road where he was picked up by a Renault Clio bearing false registration plates 07 WW 2407.The correct registration is 06 D 27115.The car was stolen during a burglary in Sandyford sometime between 23/9/2012 and 5/10/2012, some 11 months earlier.
The Clio had approached the scene from Corcaigh Park direction. It had the headlights turned off in the Cherrywood estate. When the car left the scene it turned right and then left at the next roundabout onto Nangor road towards Newcastle.
The car then turned right by the grounds of the old Polly Hop’s pub and on towards the 12th lock bridge on the Grand Canal. The car was abandoned and set alight at the entrance to the Rock Road Mansions Halting Site.
• On a date between the 23/9/12 and the 5/10/12 the Renault Clio 06-D-27115 was stolen from Sandyford, Co Dublin.
• Any sightings of this car from the time it was stolen until shooting.
• Anyone with information in relation to cloned registration number 07-WW-2407.
Time Line of Renault Clio
• 22.05 Turns right onto South Circular Rd from Rialto Cottages
• 22.05 Goes right at Bird Flanagan’s Pub and continues on South Circular Rd.
• 22.06 Passes the Eurospar on S.C.R heading towards Hilton Hotel then turns left at Hilton Hotel at Kilmainham Courthouse
• 22.07 Passes the Ulster bank in Inchicore on Tyrconnell Rd
• 22.08 Passes the Luas track at Davitt Rd, Blackhorse heading away from town
• 22.09 Passes the Kylemore Rd ( R112)/Naas Rd (junction at 22:09
• 22.15 Car turns right at Newlands Cross onto the Fonthill Rd R113
• 22.17 Car turns into Cherrywood Estate
• 22.30 Car heads away from the scene in Cherrywood towards the Outer Ring Rd out to where the car gets burnt out.
Description of Gunman:
• Early 20’s, with medium build and dark neatly cut hair. He wore a baseball cap
Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 666 7600
Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of Michael Kelly which occurred shortly before 10.30am on Monday the 15th July 2013.
Twenty seven year old Michael Kelly was shot and fatally wounded at Grand Canal View, Rialto near Suir Road / Davitt Road.
A car was found burnt out a short distance away in Rialto Court.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the Grand Canal area who might have seen Michael Kelly before the shooting, to come forward.
• The shooting occurred adjacent to the Luas tram line, at the time that trams were travelling in both directions. Gardaí are appealing to passengers who may have noticed any suspicious activity to come forward.
• Gardaí are also interested in the movements of a metallic Brown Opel Astra Saloon 99LH5711 which was found burnt out. Did you see this car prior to 10.30am on the morning of the shooting? Did you see this car on St. James’ Walk, South Circular Road, New Ireland Road or Suir Road it may have been driving in an erratically manner.
• Gardaí have been given a description of a person observed close to the scene. He is described as 6’4” in height, wearing navy / black Addidas bottoms and a two tone shiny tracksuit top, light grey or white at the top and a light blue at the bottom - could be Addidas (waterproof/wet look type). If you saw anyone matching this description please contact the Gardaí.
Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 666 9400
Gardaí at Watercourse Road Garda Station recovered this property (medal and pocket clock) during a search. Enquiries were made with Collins Barracks and no owner was found to date.
• Inscription on medal reads: S/Comd Shoot 95, SMG, 3rd Indiv. It was in a Hilser Bros Ltd box.
• The gold band has inscription: Leane 24-10-99
Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating the theft a table which was taken over the August bank holiday weekend (2.8.2013-7.8.2013) from a truck which was parked up behind a premises at Castlecomer Business Park, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.
This item is a Cellarette used to store bottles of wine in times past. It is described as being a William IV Period mahogany Cellarette of sarcophagus form. The rectangular hinged and domed top with projecting corners, enclosing a metal lined divided interior, above a tapering body with scroll corbels, 42ins (107 cms)
On the 24th September 2013 the Garda Commissioner officially launched the Garda “Supporting Safer Communities Campaign” at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois.
Assistant Commissioner Nolan delivered a pre-corded Interview with Grainne Seoige on the aims and focus of this Campaign.
This is a ‘Community Safety’ Initiative which runs all of this week up until the 1st October. We hope to engage with our communities, through a number of Events aimed at Preventing Crime & Promoting Road Safety all across Ireland.
The Primary Focus during this Campaign will be in the following areas;
* High Visibility Policing
* Crime Prevention and Reduction
* Supporting the Victims of Crime, and
* Promoting Road Safety.
In this Campaign, we are placing a particularly strong emphasis on;
# Burglary Prevention
# Mobile Phone Theft Prevention, and
# Bicycle and Theft from Vehicles Prevention.
Around the country An Garda Síochána are taking part in a number of Community based ‘Activities’ which are primarily aimed at promoting Safer Communities for us all to live in. These Activities include;
~GARDA STATION OPEN DAYS…..
~LOCAL RADIO BROADCASTS OFFERING ‘CRIME PREVENTION’ ADVICE
~COMMUNITY PARTNER MEETINGS SUCH AS Neighbourhood Watch and Community Alert.
We encourage people to call to their Local Garda Station to find out what ‘Activities’ are happening in their local area.
We have developed excellent ‘Crime Prevention Advice’ Leaflets on these areas which will is available for the public to view on our Website – garda.ie
On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to focus on speeding and improper overtaking.
Garda Cloughley was in studio with footage showing drivers speeding and improperly overtaking. He also bring us up to date on the most recent road fatalities statistics.