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Aggravated Burglary in Terenure, Dublin on the 5/10/15

DNA Database

Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Monday 5th October 2015 at Osprey Avenue, Templeogue, Dublin 6.

Sometime after 11.15am, an au pair working and living with a family in Osprey Avenue was at home alone. The family had left the house earlier that morning at about 8.40am for work and school. There was a knock on the front door and when the au pair opened it there was a man standing there, he was wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses. The au pair did not speak very much English and the man asked to see the father of the house, believing it was business or work related the au pair allowed the man to come into the house.

The au pair became nervous and asked the man what was he looking for and he asked her for a cup of tea. He then grabbed her and started to attack her. He threw her to the ground and covered her mouth and tried to strangle her with a tie.  He placed a stocking into her mouth. She fought him back, scratched his face and bit his index finger on his right hand, until eventually he gave up and fled from the house. The au pair worked with the Garda Photographic Unit to create an EvoFIT, computer generated image of her attacker. 


• Gardaí have released an EVOFIT of the man that entered the house. He is described as six foot tall and aged in his fifties with a very thin face with a pale skin and a large nose. He was wearing a blue baseball cap and sunglasses.

• The man may have had scratch marks on his face or neck, do you recall seeing a man similar to the EVOFIT with these marks?

• The man ran from the house and over a small wood bridge in Tymon Park in the direction of Limekiln Road.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward or anyone who seen anything suspicious on the morning of Monday 5th October 2015.

Gardaí at Ternure Garda Station are investigating telephone 016666400