Aggravated Burglary in Allenwood, Kildare on the 25/3/19
Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a private home in Allenwood, Co. Kildare on Monday March 25th of this year. The victims are a couple living in a rural house in Allenwood.
On the night in question they had had their dinner and were settling in for the night. The man was watching television in a sitting room at the rear and the woman was in the kitchen at the time of the incident. The female victim heard their dog barking at the front door of the house. The dog is an Alsatian that was being kept in a cage. When it continued to bark the female victim went to investigate and was confronted by a man who put his hand over her mouth and pushed her back into the kitchen. Three other men entered the house at this time. Two of them tied up the female in the kitchen and the other two men went to find the male.
Two of the suspects entered the room where the man was watching television. They shouted at him ‘Where is the money?’ while threatening him with a crow bar. The suspects began to ransack the house while continuing to demand money and threaten to kidnap the female. At some point the male was hit on the head with an object. The female was tied up in the kitchen while this was going on and was out of view of the man. The suspects found a box with a large sum of money in it. They then left the premises and the man raised the alarm with his neighbour.
Description of Suspects:
Suspects 1 – 5’9” / Slim build / Black gloves / Black balaclava / Dressed in black.
Suspects 2 – 5’6” / Stocky build (slightly overweight) / Blue jeans / Runners / Dark jacket / Full balaclava with openings for eyes and mouth / Crow bar / considered to be the main aggressor.
Suspects 3 – 5’ / Stocky build (slightly overweight) / Gloves / Balaclava / Used a knife that he took from the IPs kitchen.
Suspects 4 – 5’8’’ / Thin build / Dark clothing / Balaclava / Gloves
- Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the general area in the days before and on the night in question to please come forward with any information that they might have.
- Any persons purchasing or in possession of cable ties, grey duct tape and the nail bar about the time.
- There were four men involved in this incident. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious looking individuals on the night in question.
- The suspects fled the scene in a hurry – Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen any vehicles in the general area on the night, in particular a large dark saloon car in the area or leaving the scene at speed at approx. 9.30pm on the 25th March.
Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 884 300
ATM Theft at Kingscourt, Cavan on the 10/3/19
Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station are investigating the theft of an ATM that occurred at a bank on Main St, Kingscourt on Sunday 10th March 2019.
A number of pieces of equipment used in the theft were stolen the previous day from a builder’s yard just outside Kingscourt.
These included an Isuzu Jeep that was stolen from a farmyard in Magheracloone, Carrickmacross, a trailer and a digger that were stolen from a builder’s yard in Raragh just outside Kingscourt and a lorry with a low loader attached which was reported stolen from a lorry yard on the outskirts of Dundalk.
On the date in question at approx. 3.45am the jeep and lorry were seen driving down Main St in Kingscourt. They drove past a bank and stopped at a builder’s yard where they gained access to a digger which they drove onto the low loader before driving back towards Kingscourt.
At approx. 4.00am the jeep and lorry stop outside the bank in Kingscourt and the digger is manoeuvred in front of the ATM while the jeep with the trailer attached is positioned beside the ATM.
The suspect operating the digger proceeds to scoop the arm towards the steel frame that surrounds the ATM and after a number of attempts manages to pull the entire structure out of the wall. Once removed the ATM is scooped into the trailer and the jeep is seen driving away with all three suspects in the direction of Carrickmacross before going right at Drumconrath.
Description of Suspects:
Suspect 1 – over 6ft / stocky/athletic build / dressed in black / some sort of hood/hat.
Suspect 2 – shorter than Suspect 1 / skinnier in build / dressed in black / some sort of hood/hat.
Suspect 3 – no description available.
- Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area on the day in question to please come forward with whatever information they might have.
- Gardaí are especially interested in anyone who may have dash cam footage that they think might be helpful to please come forward.
- The Isuzu Jeep and trailer used in the theft are still outstanding and any information on either of these vehicles would be helpful to the investigation.
- The suspects in this case drove a convoy of jeep and lorry through Kingscourt on the night in question. Gardaí are asking anyone who may have seen them at the time or earlier in the day to come forward with their information.
Gardaí at Monaghan Garda Station are investigating tel: (047) 77200
On this month’s Crimecall Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss vehicle crime. He offered advice to the public on how to best prevent such thefts. The advice included taxi related thefts, thefts from trade vehicles and the thefts of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles for the metals contained therein.
Over 1/5th of all thefts occur at a residential location, with 1 in 3 cars being left unlocked at the time
The most common items stolen were Cash, Laptops, sunglasses, jewellery, tools and sports equipment
Most common locations for these thefts was in a driveway
50% occur between the hours of 12am and 7am and are happening throughout the country
Each year on average €340,000 worth of property is stolen from cars.
EVOFIT - Hijacking incident at Avondale, Tallaght, Dublin on the 6/4/19
Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating a hijacking incident that occurred on Saturday 6th April 2019 at approximately 12.50am in the Avonbeg area.
A taxi man was on Avonbeg road when he was approached by a man and woman, the man opened the driver’s door and threatened the driver, he struck the driver in the chest with an unknown object and removed a sum of cash from the driver’s hand. The victim was then dragged from the car, the man jumped into the driver’s seat and the woman got into the rear passenger seats. They travelled in the direction of Avonmore Road. The car was later discovered burnt out on Brookview Terrace a short time later.
The male suspect was covered up but was described as being between 35-40 years old, tall, thin & unshaven wearing a grey jacket. The woman was not covered up and a detailed EVOFIT was compiled, she is described as being of similar age, dark shoulder length hair with a gaunt appearance.
Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6000
Murder of Stephen Lynch on the 13/4/17
Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating the murder of father-of-three Stephen Lynch that occurred in Brookview Close, Tallaght on Thursday 13th April 2017.
Stephen had driven to Brookview Close with three friends. There was a Ford Focus that was driving erratically around the close. Stephen approached the car and spoke to the people inside. He appears to have asked the driver to slowdown as there were children in the area.
At this point the Ford Focus reversed and then drove over Stephen who hadn’t moved and was still directly in front of the car. Stephen became trapped under the car and the three individuals that were in the car got out and ran away.
A group of people who saw the incident managed to lift the car off Stephen and attended to him while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
A man in a red bubble jacket was seen to return to the scene in order to retrieve a mobile phone from the car. On returning to the scene this man was subsequently chased by friends of Stephen but was not apprehended.
Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6000
Purchase of Sex Feature
Chief Superintendent Declan Daly was in studio to talk about the change in legislation and highlight its reasons, affects, and benefits. He gave an overview of the four national days of action that ran from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th March.
The days of action included the targeting of brothels and third party suspects in sex trafficking that resulted in a number of searches being conducted by AGS at premises all over the country.
Crimecall also spoke to a woman who was the victim of Human Trafficking and brought to Ireland under false pretences. She spoke about being forced to work in the sex trade.
Chief Superintendent Daly encouraged victims to report exploitation and appealed for the purchasers of sex to consider their actions, together with the links to organised crime and human trafficking.
Robbery from the person in Dooradoyle, Limerick on the 23/3/19
Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating a robbery from the person that occurred on Carraig Drive, Dooradoyle, Limerick on the 23rd March 2019.
On the night in question circa 9pm a man was travelling to meet his wife who was staying in a house on Carraig Drive. He was in contact with his wife in order to get directions to the house and clarify the address.
He parked his car on Carraig Drive and walked to Springfield Drive in order to read a street sign while on the phone to his wife. While on the phone he noticed three males walking towards him. He didn’t pay them any attention and walked back towards his car.
At this point the victim was assaulted and fell to the ground after receiving an injury to the head. They demanded his wallet and phone and searched his pockets. The three suspects’ then left and walked back in the direction of Springfield Drive, continuing towards St Nessan’s Park/Road.
Meanwhile the victim’s wife opened her front door to look for her husband. She walked out to the main road and rang his phone. A voice answered asking ‘Who are you?’ The woman asked the voice where her husband was at which point the person on the other side of the line hung up.
She then heard her husband calling her name and saw him stumbling towards her house covered in blood and in a distressed state. The victim repeated that he had been attacked. She took him into the house where they phoned an ambulance.
The victim’s car was not taken and his car keys were found a few feet from the incident.
Description of Suspects:
Suspect 1 – Short black hair / under 6ft / dressed in black / slim build / clean shaven / had the hammer.
Suspect 2 – Dressed in black / under 6ft / slim build / clean shaven / short hair.
Suspect 3 – Dressed in black / under 6ft / slim build / clean shaven / short hair.
- This was a robbery which resulted in serious injuries to the victim that he is still suffering from. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area on the night in question to please come forward with any information that they might have.
- Gardaí are appealing to anyone with dash cam footage who was in the Carraig Drive area on the 23rd March to please come forward.
- The three suspects left the scene on foot in the direction of Springfield Drive. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen individuals matching this description on the night in question to please come forward with any information that they might have.
Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating tel: (061) 214 340
On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was joined by Garda Paul Burke to highlight the illegal use of scramblers and quad bikes, and the high risk summer period for motorcyclists. Crimecall went on location with Garda Burke who explains the dangers associated with scramblers and quads.
Drivers of scramblers and quads are in breach of the road traffic act when they are driven on a public road unless they are fit for road use, registered, taxed and insured. Often the driver is unlicensed and typically too young to hold a licence. The manner in which these bikes are driven in public places has endangered not just the rider but other road users, including pedestrians, cyclist and other drivers and all too often equates to anti-social behaviour.
Garda Burke spoke of his experiences in dealing with this problem, by seizing these bikes and of having to deal with offenders and their parents. The age range he has encountered is as young as 6 to 19 years of age. Non-compliance of the regulations will mean your bike or scrambler will be seized followed by prosecution.
Garda Burke spoke of his own experience as an avid motorcyclist both on the road and as an avid motocross driver. He emphasised the safe and correct way to enjoy the sport by using a designated track, and wearing the correct protective body clothing, helmet and boots.