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Aggravated Burglary at Mounttown, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin on the 14/5/16

Car scam

The Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Saturday the 14th May 2016, at Mounttown, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

At approximately 2.25am two males gained entry to a house using the rear door of the property. The victim was asleep on the sofa in the living room, the rest of the family were asleep upstairs. One of the men was armed with a lump hammer. Gardaí believe they were looking for the keys to the family’s cars, which were parked in the driveway. One of the men found the keys to one of the cars, a Volkswagen Golf, but they continued to search for the keys to the second vehicle.

The victim was woken by the men, who stood over him and threatened him, demanding the keys to the second car. He was struck a number of times with the lump hammer as the men demanded to know where the keys were.

The victim’s son, who had been asleep upstairs, heard the commotion and came downstairs. He saw the two men in the living room with his father. One of the men saw him and chased him out of the house. At this point one of the men got into the Volkswagan Golf car and drove it out of the driveway and along the road. The car was faulty and broke down. The men made their getaway in a small red car that was parked at the entrance to the estate and driven by a third man.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the Mounttown Road area between 12am and 3am on Saturday the 14th May 2016 and who may have information to come forward.
• The two men were described as being in their twenties, between six foot two and six foot three inches in height of slim build and spoke with Dublin accents.

Dun Laoghaire Garda Station             Telephone Number: 01-6665000