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

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