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Aggravated Burglary, Balrothery, Co Dublin on the 2/8/13

The Gardaí at Balbriggan are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Friday 2nd August 2013 at 03.00 approx.

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