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December 17

Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 just outside the village of Calverstown, Co. Kildare.

Shortly after 9pm the injured party was at home settling in for the evening to watch television. At around 9.20pm he went to the back door to let his dog in when he was confronted by two masked men who pushed him back into the house. The injured party fell to the ground. Both suspects were armed with crowbars and had torches, they turned off all the internal lights in the house. One of the suspects held the injured party down on the ground. They demanded money and removed the victim’s wallet from his trouser pocket. 

The suspects sprayed anti-bacterial substance on the victim and moved him to the bathroom where they used a dog lead to lock the door. They continued to ransack the house while the victim was locked into the bathroom. 

A short time later, when the victim was satisfied that the suspects were gone he called for help and a neighbour came to his aid.  

Both suspects were described as being six foot tall of stocky build, wearing blue jeans and dark jackets. 

Appeal: 

  • Anyone in the Calverstown area between 8.30pm and 10.30pm that may have seen anything, however small that may assist the investigation.
  • Anyone who saw any cars and/or persons acting suspiciously in the area or in unusual places such as farm gateways.
  • Anyone in the area that may have had unusual callers to their homes in the days prior to this incident to come forward.
  • The property stolen included a sum of cash and a Black in colour Samsung J3 mobile phone 

Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 884 300

Gardaí at Santry Garda Station are investigating a attempted robbery of a cash in transit security van outside a Bank in Cloghran, Co. Dublin on Wednesday 24th October 2018.

The security driver was making his rounds in North County Dublin on that Wednesday morning. At around 10am a silver Citroen Berlingo people carrier van registration number 04D28266 parked outside the van. There was up to three men in the car. At approximately 11.45am the cash in transit van pulled up outside the bank and reversed close to the front door.

As the security Guard was making a delivery to the bank, one man got out of the rear passenger door and only one ran towards the driver. One of the men was armed with a crowbar and warned the driver not to get back into the van. The driver quickly moved back into the van and secured the door.

The suspect ran back towards the Citroen Berlingo empty handed. The car drove through the grounds of a Golf driving range towards a gate on Old Stockhole Lane. The suspects set the Citroen car alight before fleeing. A small silver car was observed in the area around the same time.

Appeal:

  • The silver Citroen Berlingo car was purchased on Tuesday 16th October 2018. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of this car between this date and the day of the incident
  • After the attempted robbery the Citroen Berlingo van drove through the Halfpenny Golf Range which is located beside the Bank. The suspects abandoned the car near a gate that leads onto Stockhole lane. Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the area at this time and who may have seen the suspects
  • A small silver car was observed in Stockhole Lane at around 11.45am, Gardaí are appealing to the driver of this car or its occupants
  • Anyone using the Golf Driving range that morning and who may have seen the Citroen Berlingo to come forward. 

Gardaí at Santry Garda Station are investigating tel:  (01) 666 4000

On this month’s Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss elder abuse and the warning signs to look out for if you are the victim of this crime or if you think you may know someone who is the victim of elder abuse. 

Elder abuse is relevant to you if you are experiencing abusive treatment from another person or if you are concerned about a relative or friend who is being abused. There are several different forms of elder abuse and there are signs and indicators to be aware of, in your own case, or in the case of a friend, neighbour or relative. 

The forms of elder abuse include:

•• psychological abuse

•• neglect

•• financial or material abuse

•• physical abuse

•• sexual abuse and

•• discrimination.

An Garda Síochána has specialist units in place - The Garda National Protective Services Bureau and GNDIU – that encourages the reporting of any form of suspected abuse by anyone. There are 240 Garda Diversity Officers appointed throughout Ireland who will provide a sensitised service to victims/witnesses if required.

More information at Safeguarding Ireland and Keep Control.ie

Gardaí at Laytown Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Tuesday the 7th August 2018 at a house in the Grange Rath area of Drogheda. Shortly after 10pm a woman was at home when she saw two men in her house. They ransacked the house and removed a sum of money. 

Two EVOFITS were compiled of the suspects:

EVOFIT – Burglary in Laytown on the 7.8.18

Gardaí at Laytown Garda Station are investigating tel: +353419813320

EVOFIT - Robbery in Blanchardstown on the 17.7.18Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a robbery from the person that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday 17th July 2018. 

The victim was cycling along the Clonsilla road, when a dark green 5 Series BMW car with partial registration number 03D pursued him and collided with the victim knocking him off his bike. 

There were up to four men in the car, two men got out of the rear passenger seats and approached the victim who was lying on the ground. One of the suspects grabbed the victim’s mobile phone and headphones. One of the suspects got back into the car which travelled towards the Blanchardstown direction. The second suspect ran from the scene towards the Clonsilla Link Road. 

A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of one of the suspects who approached the victim, he is described as around five foot eight inches in height with short black hair, dark stubble, sallow skin, wearing a grey tracksuit with two white stripes down each side. 

Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating tel:  (01) 666 7000

Missing person - Geidre RaguckaiteGardaí in Dundalk Garda Station are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and murder of twenty-nine-year-old Geidre Raguckaite, who is missing since Wednesday 23rd May 2018. 

Gardaí believe she moved out of her rented accommodation at College Heights, Dundalk on the 23rd May. 

Gardaí are anxious to hear from anyone who may have engaged with Geidre or provided her with permanent or temporary accommodation from the 23rd to the 29th May. 

Gardaí are satisfied that Geidre was in the Laytown area of Co. Meath on the night of the 29th May 2018. It is also established that Geidre's last known contact with her family was on the evening of the 29th May 2018 when she spoke to her Father and told him she was out socialising. 

Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may be in a position to assist the investigation with information as to who Geidre was with on the night of the 29th May and who may know what happened to Geidre that night. 

Geidre is described as approximately 1.67meters in height of thin build, with blonde hair, pale complexion and green Eyes. 

Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating tel:  (042) 938 8400

Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in the early hours of Sunday 9th December 2018. 

The injured party left a hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at around 12.45am to get a taxi home. At around 2am the injured party got into the white taxi on Serpentine Avenue. This car travelled through the Southside towards the City centre before crossing onto the Northside where it drove towards Emmet Street. The taxi parked on Emmet Street, where it remained for over thirty minutes. Gardaí believe the woman was sexually assaulted at this location.  

The suspect is described as being in his late twenties approximately 27 to 35 years old with short dark hair, a beard and was wearing glasses and a short sleeved shirt. 

Appeal: 

  • Anyone in the Shelbourne Road or Serpentine Avenue area between 12.45am to 2am to come forward. They are also appealing to anyone who may have been in the Emmet Street area of Dublin 1 area from 2am to 3am to please come forward.
  • So far, a number of witnesses have come forward and assisted the investigation, however Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has not come forward and who may have encountered the injured party on the night to please come forward.
  • Gardaí are appealing to motorists in these areas with dash cam footage to please come forward. 

Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9600

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss learner drivers driving unaccompanied and the relative offences associated with this offence. Garda Cloughley discussed the legal requirements that are vital for road safety for both the driver and vehicle owner. Garda Cloughley also discussed the legislation being introduced in the 2018 Road Traffic Amendment Act, which effectively means a leaner driver found driving unaccompanied may have their vehicle impounded, and incur a fee is payable to have it released.

The Crimecall team travelled to Cork to interview Noel Clancy who lost his wife and daughter in a collision involving an unaccompanied learner driver.

Finally, Garda Cloughley discussed the current road safety campaign targeting intoxicated driving and will give up to date statistics and renew the road safety appeal.