Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a family run business in Kiltullagh, near Athenry, Co. Galway on Thursday, the 20th February 2014.
The business is owned by Frank & Mary Duane and includes a shop and service station next to their home. Shortly after 9pm they closed the shop and retired for the evening. Frank was in the sitting room watching television and Mary was in the kitchen knitting. While they relaxed, three men drove into the forecourt in a dark coloured estate car and pulled up in front of their house. They were masked and armed. They entered through the front door, confronted Frank, threatened him and assaulted him. One of the raiders grabbed Mary from the kitchen and threatened her. They demanded money and cigarettes. They forced Mary to open the safe in the office.
During this ordeal, their son who lives nearby called in to visit and as he did he was grabbed and violently assaulted by the raiders. They struck him over the head with a hammer and caused serious injury. The raiders locked the family in an office and fled with a large sum of money. The drove off in the direction of Raford and were last seen travelling through the village of New Inn.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area on Thursday the 20th of February and may have seen a dark coloured estate, possibly an Audi, acting suspiciously to come forward.
• The raiders removed the registration plates from the shop owners car, the registration number is 132-G-410.
• The car was last seen travelling through the village of New Inn, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this car at this location or another to contact them.
Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0909 688652
On this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss personal safety and to advise the public how to keep their belongings and their property safe.
Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are preparing for the upcoming concerts at Croke Park in May 2014. One Direction are playing over three consecutive nights on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May to their biggest audience to date.
Superintendent Kevin Gralton, with responsibility for these events, was in studio to discuss issues that may arise for people attending the concerts. Anybody under sixteen years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Gardaí believe that the majority of those attending these concerts will be under 18. There are two areas where people can drop off and collect family members or friends. These areas are Mountjoy Square East and Clonliffe Road at the Mater Dei or Clonliffe college car park.
Mountjoy Garda Station Telephone 01 6668600
Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to missing person Abraham Donovan who was last seen on the 18th of April 2011.
Abraham was fifty years old and a talented musician. He was last seen on Buckingham Street, Dublin 1. His family are extremely worried for his safety.
There has been no activity on his bank account or social welfare account in over three years. Abraham is described as 5”7” and 11 stone.
Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6668000
Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of 32 year old Declan Smith.
Declan had just dropped off his child at a crèche in Holywell Avenue, Donaghmede at 9am on Friday the 21st March 2014. A lone gunman approached him and shot him at close range. He was rushed to hospital suffering from serious injuries and he passed away a week later.
• This murder occurred in broad daylight outside a crèche with young children and parents present. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward or anyone who was in the area at the time and who they have not spoken to yet to come forward.
• The gunman fled the scene on foot, he was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark jacket with the collar pulled up around his neck, a dark baseball cap and he was carrying a satchel / mail bag with a yellow stripe.
• Gardaí believe he ran towards St.Donagh’s Road and possibly onto the Kilbarrack Road or Grange Road.
Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6664200
Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the Murder of James Kavanagh who was murdered in 2004.
Thirty four year old James was socialising with a friend at the Seapoint House pub on Monday the 31st May 2004. The two men left the pub and went to the Ocean bar for food. They left at about 10.30pm and returned to the Seapoint house as James’s friend was collecting a bicycle he had bought the previous week. James remained in the car as his friend went to collect the bike. A man approached the passenger side door of the car and began talking to James. His friend came out of the pub with the bike and asked James to open the boot and as James reached down to pull the boot release he was stabbed by the person he was talking to through the window. This person casually walked away. His friend rushed him to St.Vincent’s Hospital nearby but he died a short time later.
• An extensive investigation was conducted at the time and a large number of people were interviewed in the locality who maybe watching the programme tonight. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information or knowledge that could assist the investigation.
• We are approaching the 10th anniversary of James Kavanagh’s death. The personal circumstances may have changed for individuals who have some knowledge regarding this murder. With the passage of time this knowledge may be playing on individuals minds. It is never too late to come forward and talk with us. This is an active investigation.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding this murder to contact Irishtown Garda Station and help the investigation and bring closure to the Kavanagh family.
Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6669600
On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to focus on “red lights". Some drivers don't see red light and some drivers choose not to see it, either way it can lead to a road traffic collision.
Garda Cloughley highlighted this behaviour and illustrated the danger involved when someone breaks a red light.
Gardaí also want to highlight two incidents where unusual items of property were stolen. The first incident relates to a burglary at Howthview Park, Donaghmede on Thursday the 13th March 2014 where a number of expensive and unique items of jewellery were stolen including Auer Plutus 4 watch winder box containing watches.
The second incident relates to a number of thefts at Ross Castle, Ross Road, Killarney in November 2012. Outboard engines were stolen from boats moored at the canal.
Gardaí are launching a Flickr Account on this website containing a treasure trove of over 150 images of property including Jewellery and Electrical goods. Gardaí have this property in their possession and want to reunite the property with the owner(s).
To view click here