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October 24

Aggravated Burglary Swords

The Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on in the early hours of Wednesday 28th September 2016.

The victim was at home when he answered a knock at the front door and was confronted by four men who threatened him. They tied him up using cable ties and searched the house. They stole a substantial sum of money.

The victim compiled a detailed EVOFIT of one of the raiders who is described as having short black hair, clean shaven, soft Dublin accent, approx six foot tall and medium build. He was wearing dark clothes, long sleeves and possibly jeans. He looked to be in his 30’s.
Second male is described as being short and skinny, wearing a cream jumper and jeans, described him as having blonde hair, brushed over to the side, and being in his late 20s.

Third male is described as being five foot ten inches to six foot tall, short dark hair, skinny and wearing jeans.

Gardaí at Swords Street Garda Station are investigating telephone 01 6664700

Assault at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on the 21/7/16

The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a Cash In Transit Robbery that occurred on Sunday the 26th June 2016, at the Village Inn Public House, Finglas, Dublin 11.

At approximately 2.40pm a security cash in transit van was making a collection at the pub. The security guard entered the premises to make the collection. A white Volkswagen Caddy van registration number 06TS4219, reversed into the car park, directly behind the security van. There were three men in the van.

As the guard returned to the security van with the cash collection, a man exited the Caddy van via the rear door. This man ran towards the guard pointing a gun at him, threatening him demanding that he dropped the cashbox. The man then grabbed the box and ran back to the Caddy. He got into the rear of the van as it drove way turning left onto Cappagh Road and then onto Patrickswell Road. The Caddy was recovered abandoned a short while later at Scribblestown Grove, Finglas, it was completely intact.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the village Inn Between 2pm and 2.45pm on Sunday the 26th of June. Ireland were playing France in the FIFA European Tournament.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in Scribblestown Grove, Finglas, as the men abandoned the Caddy.
• Anyone with knowledge as to who had possession of the van from the time it was purchased, the 22nd April 2016 until it turned up at the scene at the Village Inn on the 26th.
• The raider is described as wearing a grey tracksuit with the hood up. He wore a black scarf covering his face and yellow gloves. He is described as average height/build and spoke with a Dublin accent.
    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating     telephone 01 6667500


Assault at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on the 21/7/16

On this month’s Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to cover a number of topics including Firearm Safety, An Garda Síochana’s Lock up Light up Campaign and Halloween Safety.

An Garda Síochana’s message in relation to Firearm Safety is very clear, if you have a Firearm, please take the time to review your security procedures, always use your firearm in a safe manner, keep your firearm clean and well maintained and remember to act at all times within the firearms legislation. A small video transmission will be broadcast to illustrate these points.

As the winter sets in and the clocks go back next week An Garda Síochana urges all residents to be extra vigilant in respect of their home security. Sergeant Courtney was in studio to offer advice and reassurance to the public on the steps they can take to ensure their home and their property is safe. As part of Operation Thor An Garda Síochana are re-launching the Lock Up Light Up Campaign aimed at preventing burglaries.

Sergeant Courtney also offered Crime Prevention advice on how to remain safe on one of the busiest nights for emergency services, Halloween. He will illustrate this appeal with images of injuries received as a result of a bonfire or firework during the Halloween celebrations.

Serious Incident, Lohunda Dale, Blanchardstown, Dublin

The Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a serious incident that occurred in the early hours of Sunday 8th May 2016 at Lohunda Dale in Blanchardstown.

Siobhán Gerathy had been out in Dublin City Centre with friends on the Saturday night, herself and her friend left Harcourt Street shortly after 3am and got a taxi home.

Just after 3.30am Siobhán was discovered unconscious and with injuries on the road at Lohunda Dale by neighbours who called an ambulance to take her to hospital for medical treatment. Siobhán had a serious injury to her head and was in a coma for a number of weeks.

Gardaí conducted an extensive investigation resulting in over 200 lines of enquiries, including door to door enquiries, witness interviews and trawling CCTV. But Gardaí are still looking for the assistance of the public in relation to this incident and area appealing to anyone with information to come forward, or anyone who Gardaí have not spoke to yet, including, bus drivers, taxi drivers, pedestrians and cyclist who may have information.

Gardaí at Blanchardtown Garda Station are investigating telephone 01 6667000

Car scam

Gardaí at the Stolen Cars Unit, National Bureau of Criminal Investigations are investigating a recent car scam that left the victim several thousand Euros out of pocket.

Between Wednesday evening the 24th August and Thursday morning the 25th August 2016 a white 320 BMW car was stolen from a private house in Tallaght.

On Sunday the 28th August a couple were searching the internet looking for a new car. They came across a 2010 White BMW 320 for an extremely good price of €7800. They carried out a number of checks including checking the car registration number. Everything appeared legitimate. They made contact with the seller and arranged for a viewing of the car the following day. They met with the seller, who presented herself as Lisa and took the car for a test drive and were extremely happy with the car. They made an offer and purchased the car the next day. They received a pre-signed log book from Lisa and forwarded to the Vehicle Licensing Office in Shannon, Co. Clare.

Less than a week later, Gardaí from the Stolen Cars Unit called to the couple’s home and informed them that they had bought a stolen car that had been fitted with a cloned registration number. Gardaí seized the vehicle and the couple were at a loss of over €7000.

Gardaí at Stolen Cars Unit, N.B.C.I. are investigating this crime.

On this month’s traffic segment, Garda Derek Cloughley focused on Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act (1961-1994). Gardaí carry out thousands of checkpoints every year and seize vehicles under this act for having no insurance, no tax, no driving licence or no NCT on their cars. We followed Garda Cloughley to a checkpoint on a normal busy afternoon, a number of vehicles were seized for having no insurance or a valid NCT.

Such vehicles pose a threat to other road users and increase your Insurance Premium if you are involved in a collision with an uninsured car. Also there are huge risks of serious injury if you are involved in a collision with a car that has no NCT and is defective. The aim of this checkpoint is to take such vehicles off the road, they are brought to a nearby car pound where they are stored and scraped if they are not collected within three weeks.