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2020

    On this month’s Crimecall Detective Superintendent Micheal Cryan of the Garda Economic Crime Bureau was in studio advising the public on a recent scam involving online loan applications.

    As part of this scam the borrower will be asked to provide an advanced fee or alternatively to cover the cost of insurance on the loan being applied for.

    Detective Superintendent Cryan highlighted the red flags that the public should be aware of in relation to these types of loans:

    • The ease with which the loan is required. It will usually be an unsecured loan with no guarantor required.
    • The borrower may be invited to borrow more than the amount originally applied for.
    • The people targeted for these types of scams are usually vulnerable and unable to get a loan from other financial institutions.
    • These scams are usually initiated through an internet search and an entering of personal details such as name and phone number that will result in the borrower receiving a phone call in a matter of minutes.
    • The borrower will then be put under pressure to pay the advanced fee and will be told that there are time limits to the offer

    Borrowers are encouraged to check the central bank website for lists of regulated companies. It is worth noting that if the company is not regulated then the borrower will have no recourse for refund.  

    Detective Superintendent Cryan asked members of the public to always be aware when receiving unsolicited phone calls, emails, text or other communication that leads to a request for personal or banking information.

    Gardaí at Finglas are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Saturday 26th October 2019 at approximately 8.20am.

    A young man was at home asleep in his apartment, his girlfriend had just left for work. He heard a loud bang that woke him up, he got up and went to the door. He opened the door and was immediately pushed back in by a man armed with a knife.

    The suspect demanded to know where the money and drugs were, the victim pleaded with him telling him that he had the wrong house. The suspect punched the victim a number of times to the face. The suspect took the victims phone, wallet & keys and brought him into the bedroom and ransacked it.

    The suspect continued to threaten the victim before eventually fleeing on foot.

    Appeal:

    Gardaí are satisfied that this was a case of mistaken identity and that the suspect possibly had the wrong apartment.
    Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the St. Margaret’s road area on that morning & who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, it was early and there would have been people travelling to work/school etc.
    The victim’s mobile phone and keys were not recovered ( images tbc)
    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to come forward.
     

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating                         tel: (01) 666 7500

    Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a family home on Thursday 7th November 2019 on Kilgobbin Road, Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

    A couple were at home watching television, when at approximately 8pm, four masked and armed men entered their house through an upstairs bedroom. One of the couple’s young grandchildren was asleep in a bedroom upstairs. The men searched the bedrooms looking for a safe, when they located it, they attempted to remove it through the open window but failed. The men went downstairs and approached the couple, demanding the key to the safe.

    The wife was brought upstairs by the men, one of the men appeared to be using a radio device to communicate with someone. The woman got the key and opened the safe. The suspects removed the contents and fled back out through the window.

    A large quantity of jewellery was stolen during this incident.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have been offered some of the items of jewellery especially a distinctive and expensive necklace (photo available) for sale to come forward, Gardaí are particularly interested in speaking with cash for gold operators.
    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Kilgobbin Road area between 8pm and 8.45pm on the evening of 7th November 2019 to please come forward.
    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen a dark coloured 10-D saloon car in the area with approx. 4-5 males in it. These males were in possession of radios and were dressed head to toe in dark clothing.
    • It is believed the car dropped the four males off at the scene before parking on Kilgobbin Road near Stepaside village and later drove at speeds on Kilgobbin Road where it collected the 4 males and headed in the direction of the M50 passing Sandyford Hall estate.

    Gardaí Dundrum Garda Station are investigating                    Telephone: (01) 666 5600

    Gardaí at Clondalkin are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at a discount store on Kylemore road, Bluebell, Dublin, (Tuesday.17/12/19, 6.15am). Two employees had just arrived to start their shift and where in the kitchen, when two suspects armed with a handgun and knife entered the building.

    The employees were assaulted, restrained, and brought to an office by the suspects. There one of the suspect’s attempted to open a safe and when he was unable to he asked one of the victims to assist. When the safe is open the suspect took cash that was stored there.

    The same victim then walked to where the CCTV system is kept followed by the suspect, when the suspect then removed the hard drive. The victim was then locked in the gent’s toilets. The other suspect had already held the second victim at knife point in the ladies toilet. This victim is then taken to the till area of the store only to discover that all the tills are empty.

    The suspect then returns the victim to the toilet area where both victims are placed on the ground and tied up. Later that morning another employee discovered both victims and the alarm was raised. 

    Appeal:

    • Anyone in the area of the Kylemore Road, Clondalkin,  Dublin 22 on the morning of 17th December 2019 between the hours of 5am and shortly after 7.30am and who may have seen anything suspicious or untoward to come forward and assist An Garda Síochána with this investigation.  
    • Anyone with any information in connection with the white van that was used in this Aggravated Burglary to come forward – the van, as shown on CCTV, is possibly a Renault Traffic or a Nissan Primastar. It left the scene onto the Kylemore Road and in the direction of the Naas Road.  
    • Anyone who can provide any information on the two men in question from the image shown on the cctv. 
    • Anyone with any information, in relation to the preparation and knowledge acquired by the suspects in the days and weeks prior to the commission of this crime, to come forward and assist An Garda Síochána with their enquiries. 
    • The nature of this crime meant that it was a very serious experience for all of the victims. Gardaí continue to liaise closely with staff members, including the victims who were present when the crime occurred. Thankfully they are coping well since the ordeal and have no lasting injuries. 
    • Crime prevention advice has been given to the store since the incident and further security measures have been adopted by them and security upgraded.  

    Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating tel: +353 1 666 7600

    Gardaí have today issued an appeal for information from the public in relation to the murder of Baby Noleen Murphy, whose body was discovered in Dun Laoghaire on 4 April 1973. 

    At 6.45pm on 4 April 1973 the body of a full-term baby girl was discovered in the car park of what was then the premises of Lee’s Furniture Shop. This business has since ceased operating but the car park remains between Northumberland Avenue and Anglesea Lane (parallel to George’s Street) in Dun Laoghaire town centre. 

    Following the completion of a state post-mortem, Gardaí attached to Dun Laoghaire Garda Station commenced a murder investigation.  It is believed that Baby Noleen died within 24 hours of being born.  This investigation remains live. 

    In 2007 an inquest into the death of Baby Noleen Murphy was conducted by Dublin County Coroner’s Court, which formally identified Cynthia Owens (nee Murphy) as her mother. 

    This incident has been the subject of a sustained Garda investigation, including a full review by the Serious Crime Review Team, Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and at this point, all available lines of inquiry have now been exhausted. 

    No person has been brought to justice for the murder of Baby Noleen Murphy, at this time.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to the murder of Baby Noleen Murphy to come forward. 
    • Gardaí continue to appeal to any person who may have previously come forward who felt they could not provide Gardaí with all the information they had in relation to this matter, to contact the investigation team again. 
    • At the time of Baby Noleen’s death, Cynthia Owens’ family home was at White’s Villas in Dalkey.  
    • Gardaí continue to appeal to any person who was residing there, or the surrounding areas, at the time of this incident who may still have information to contact Gardaí. 
    • Anyone with information which will assist in this investigation should contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 666 5000; anyone who wishes to provide information confidentially should contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

    Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire are investigating tel: (01) 666 5000

    Murder Investigation into death of Baby Noleen Murphy, 1973

    Gardaí at Milford Garda Station are investigating two incidents of criminal damage by fire that occurred on separate occasion over the course of two years.

    The first incident occurred on the 9th September 2016 at Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal. Gardaí responded to three separate fires at a farmyard in the area, a disused farm house, a horsebox and a hayshed had been set alight.

    Two years later on the 16th December 2018, two separate fires occurred at the same property. A house which was in the final stages of being built and a farm shed close by were set alight. A tractor in the shed was also ablaze.

    Gardaí launched extensive investigations into the two incidents and set up an incident room to co-ordinate the investigation. On both occasion, full forensic examinations were conducted and Gardaí are satisfied that were started maliciously and deliberately.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to both incidents to come forward
    • Gardaí believe that member of the community may have information, that could assist their investigation.
    • Gardaí are appealing to recall, if any member of their family or a friend returned home with a smell of smoke or an accelerant from their clothing to come forward.

    Gardaí at Donegal Garda Station are investigating tel: +353749740190

    Gardaí in Swords are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on the Forrest Road in Swords on the 23rd November 2020.

    The injured party in this incident was walking by himself when a blue Ford Focus carrying five male suspects stopped beside him. Only one individual got out the car and during the attempted robbery the injured party was approached, threatened and a demand was made for his phone. A physical altercation then took place, following which the suspect then ran away from the scene. 

    Description of suspect:

    - 5’ 10’’ in height
    - Clean shaven with big eyes
    - Big lips and a wide nose
    - He was wearing a black and orange jacket with the hood up
    - Black runners and tracksuit bottoms

    Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating 01 6664700

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    Gardaí in Blackrock are investigating a burglary and unauthorised taking of a vehicle that occurred on the Lower Kilmacud Road in Dundrum on October 9th 2020.There were two male suspects involved.

    During the burglary entry was gained through a rear window and a number of other items were stolen. An attempt was then made to take the car in the driveway but this was interrupted by the Injured Party who observed the two suspects. The suspects left on foot following a chase by the Injured Party. The attempt to take the car was unsuccessful but a number of other items were taken from the house during the course of the burglary and some damage was done to the vehicle.

    Description of suspect:

    - In his late 20’s and around 6ft in height
    - 80 – 85kg in weight with an athletic build
    - Brown eyes with a small bump on the bridge of his nose.
    - He had cropped brown hair with a curled fringe
    - He was wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms, a white-hooded jacket with a colourful design and black runners

    Gardaí at Blackrock Garda Station are Investigating 01 666 5200

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    Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Centra in Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick on Monday 16th March 2020 at approximately 11pm.

    A grey VW Passat car drove into the carpark and reversed towards to the front of the shop. Three masked men got out and smashed a glass panal of the front door to gain access to the shop. Once inside the three suspects ransacked a number of offices in the shop. They gained access to the cigarette cabinet and used a bin to take the cigarettes.

    They gained access to another office and removed a large cabinet containing an amount of money. They placed the cabinet into the boot of the car but were unable to close it, leaving it partially sticking out.

    The three suspects got back into the front of the car and fled. The car was recovered on fire at the Castletroy view estate a short time later.

    Appeal: 

    • The car used was stolen during a burglary in Castleconnell on the 3 January. The registration number of the car is 131-LK-2091. The car was fitted with a cloned registration number plate, partial registration number (11L17). Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this car between the 3 January and the 16 March to come forward.
    • The car was recovered on fire at the Castletroy View estate. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the three suspects at this location, or on the journey to this location, as the cabinet was in the boot and it remained opened, which could have drawn attention from other road users.
    • Gardaí are appealing to the public to view the CCTV footage and exam the suspect’s features and clothing in an attempt to identify them.
    • Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have been offered cigarettes for sale in the area following this burglary.

    Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating tel: 061-214340

    On the 11 August 2020 between 10.30 and 11am a blue Ford Focus was seen driving around the estate. Eventually the car pulled up outside a house on Knocksedan Demense. One man got out of the car and walked up to the vacant-looking house and rang the doorbell.  There were three children who were home alone inside the house who did not answer the doorbell when it rang.

    The suspect returned to the car that was parked around the corner.  A short while later two men got out of the car and walked towards the house.  CCTV in the area captures the two men, first attempting to enter a glass sliding door and then forcing open another side door with a crowbar.

    The suspects entered the house and looked around for a while but were scared off when they realised that there were children upstairs. They are then seen exiting the house empty handed. They ran to the Ford Focus that was parked around the corner and were later seen driving at speed out of the housing estate. 

    Description of Suspects

    The first male is described as being in his early to mid-20’s, 6ft in height, dark short hair, white skinned with a Dublin accent wearing black runners, black bottoms with a white logo on his left upper leg, black top with white logo on left shoulder, black baseball, black surgical mask and holding crow bar.

    The second male is described as being 6ft, and wearing a dark navy /blue jacket with a small white logo on his left chest, dark tracksuit bottoms, dark runners, grey baseball cap, dark hair with light blue surgical mask.

    Appeal

    Gardaí are seeking any information on the following:
     
    • Light Blue Ford Focus with no hub caps and no petrol cap. Year range from 2005 to 2008.
    • Anyone who might have been in the area of Old Fort Wood and Knocksedan Wood on 11/8/20 between 10.30am and 11.30am who might have observed this vehicle or persons.
    • Any person in the area, matching the descriptions above.
    • Anyone with information on this crime.

    Gardaí in Swords Garda Station are investigating 01 6664700

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    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Saturday 14th September 2019 at approximately 6.30pm at a house in The Ward, Finglas, Dublin 11.

    A dark coloured car, possibly bottle green, Toyota Avensis car parked close by the property, three men got out and jumped over the walls and gate. The men gained entry to the house where they stole a large quantity of cash, both in euro and sterling. A large amount of jewelry was also stolen.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward.
    • A large quantity of cash and jewellery were stolen (images below) and Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information or may have been offered some of this jewellery for sale to come forward. Gardaí are appealing to people to examine the CCTV with a view to identifying the suspects.
    • Gardaí believe the suspects travelled to and from the house in a dark coloured Toyota Avensis, and are appealing to anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this car to come forward.

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7500

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a Cash in Transit Robbery that occurred at the Charlestown Shopping Centre on 24 May 2019. Shortly after 1pm the cash in transit van parked at the St. Margarets Road entrance to the shopping centre. The driver proceeded to make a delivery when a silver Opel Zafira, registration number 07-D-24983 parked behind the van. 

    There were three suspects in the car, two exited while the driver remained in the car. They ran towards the security guard who was about to enter the shopping centre. He then handed over the cash box to the first suspect after being demanded to do so. 

    The second suspect fell to the ground as he entered the shopping centre. He managed to pick himself up off the ground and both ran back to the Opel Zafira. 

    The Zafira then left the scene taking the first left, continuing in the direction of the North Road. It is unknown what route the car took from there. A short time later, the suspects drove to Kilshane Drive, Finglas where the car was set alight and the suspects left the scene.

    Appeal:

    There are three (3) suspects:

    • Suspect one is described as being dressed in all black clothing, wearing black gloves and a black balaclava. He is described as being tall, approximately 16 or 17 stone and speaking with a Dublin accent. CCTV footage indicates that he was wearing a ‘hoodie’ type jumper.
    • Suspect two is described as also being dressed in black clothing and wearing black gloves. CCTV footage indicates that he was wearing a ‘hoodie’ type jumper. He is described as having a Dublin accent.
    • Suspect three is the driver of the suspect vehicle. He did not leave the vehicle at any time. He is described as being 30 to 35 years of age with a tight cut beard and light brown hair brushed straight back. He is described as being thinner than the two other suspects
       

    We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Charlestown Shopping Centre on the 24 May 2019, either as a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist whom may have seen the incident occur, or the males matching the description before or after the incident. We are also appealing for any motorist who may have dash camera footage available from the 24 May 2019 and were in the vicinity of St. Margaret’s Road or Kilshane Drive on the date in question.

    Following the robbery the suspect vehicle drove immediately left behind the shopping centre and back onto Charlestown Place toward the North Road. It was next seen on Kilshane Drive. We would be appealing for any motorist whom may have seen this vehicle travelling to Kilshane Drive.

    The vehicle utilised in connection with this robbery is a silver Opel Zafira, registration number 07-D-24983, which is captured on CCTV footage and later found burnt out at Kilshane Drive, Finglas, Dublin 11. The vehicle had been sold sometime previously. We would be appealing for anyone who may have knowledge in relation to the sale or purchase of the vehicle or may know who had possession of this vehicle before and leading up to the 24 May 2019. We are also appealing for anyone who may have seen the Opel Zafira set alight at Kilshane Drive or where the suspects may have gone after abandoning the vehicle at Kilshane Drive. 

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating tel: 01-666-7500

    The Commissioner addressed a number of topics including the policing challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has posed for An Garda Síochána, explaining the response in terms of Community Engagement and emphasizing the need for everyone to adhere to the health advice and regulations.

    Victims of Domestic Abuse were reassured by the Commissioner who highlighted the third phase of Operation Faoiseamh which is proactive in reaching out to support victims and has continued to focus on the enforcement of court orders and prosecution before the courts. Victims or their family and friends were encouraged to make contact with An Garda Síochána.

    The excellent work of An Garda Síochána was highlighted in terms of preventing and detecting crime. The Commissioner spoke about the many successes throughout the year in terms of organized crime. For example the seizure of €33m in drugs and €7m in cash during 2020.

    The Commissioner emphasized An Garda Síochána’s commitment to reducing fatalities and serious injuries on our roads, and that Ireland has become the second safest country in the European Union. He encouraged people to stay safe and reminded the public of the Christmas and New Year safety campaign.

    The Commissioner acknowledged the dedication and flexibility of members of An Garda Síochána who have risen to the extraordinary challenge in order to keep people safe this year.

    Finally the Commissioner acknowledged the public effort in helping to save lives and thanked them for their patience and understanding as Gardaí operated checkpoints, high visibility patrols and regular checks. He encouraged those who are struggling and need help to make contact with their local station. The Commissioner impressed upon the public that despite a vaccine being on the horizon, we still need to be vigilant and particularly to avoid big gatherings over the Christmas. The Commissioner concluded by wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Deputy Commissioner John Twomey was live in studio to offer information and reassurance to the public in relation to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

    Commissioner Twomey addressed a number of topics and issues including the establishment of a National COVID-19 Co-ordination Unit based at Garda Headquarters, Community Engagement and support, resources and social distancing.

    More information available here

    Commissioner Drew Harris was in studio to update the public on the latest COVID-19 issues relative to policing in Ireland. The Commissioner offered advice and reassurance to the public on a wide range of topics effecting their daily lives as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.

    Commissioner Harris spoke about the recommencement of Operation Fanacht that began at 7am on Monday morning (24/4/20), which will see over 2,500 members of An Garda Síochána carry out check points across the country up until Monday 4th of May.

    Commissioner Harris told the public that An Garda Síochána will continue to Engage, Explain and Encourage the public to adhere to the lockdown restrictions, reaffirming that the vast majority of the public are complying with restrictions but that AGS will make enforcements when necessary.

    Commissioner Harris reassured the public that An Garda Síochána are still active in communities for any needs that may arise during the pandemic and will continue to police the nation and prevent and detect crime.

    Superintendent Eddie Golden was in studio to update the public on a number of issues surrounding the policing of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Superintendent Golden discussed the recent lifting of some restrictions as we moved into Phase 1 and look forward to Phase 2 due to commence shortly. Superintendent Golden also discussed the upcoming June bank holiday weekend and public compliance in terms of the restrictions.

    More information available here

    On this month’s Crimecall Sergeant Graham Kavanagh Crime Prevention Officer discussed the winter burglary advice and the European Focus Day on Burglary Prevention on the 21 October 2020. He advised that we can enact simple measures to help protect our homes, including:

    - Turning on some lights while inside or out of the home
    - Using timer switches
    - Locking all doors and windows
    - Using an alarm
    - Keeping keys stored away from windows
    - Not keeping large amounts of cash or jewellery in the home

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    It is accepted that incidences of burglaries, as well as other associated criminal activity, can rise as much as 20% during the winter months when daylight hours are significantly reduced.

    As many as 42% of all burglaries during winter months take place during the hours of 4pm and 9pm, according to figures provided by An Garda Síochána. The most common days for burglary to occur are Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    The rate of residential burglary has decreased sharply in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the falling rate observed most acutely in March and April of this year, when national lockdowns were in full effect. During this time, there were 43% fewer burglaries compared with the same period in 2019.

    This type of crime has a particularly devastating effect on its victims and we in An Garda Síochána are determined to impact on the activities of criminals involved in the commission of this crime.
     
    Halloween Safety Advice:

     - Do not buy, use or ignite fireworks
    - Do not provide any materials for bonfires 
    - Report sightings of pallets or tires being hoarded to your local authority
    - Keep away from unsupervised bonfires 
    - Explain dangers of fireworks and bonfires to children and teenagers
    - Keep pets indoors on Halloween night
    - There are penalties for selling, supplying and throwing fireworks. 

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss a number of issues.

    Firstly, Sergeant Kavanagh highlighted the recent ATM Theft in Dundalk and advised retailers and consumers alike what to do if they come across dyed money.

    Secondly Sergeant Kavanagh offered advice to the public on how to keep their valuables and cars safe and secure in order to prevent thefts occurring.

    Finally, Sergeant Kavanagh discussed a recent phone credit scam, whereby the phone credit is purchased, photographed and presented back to the retailer as invalid. The purchaser receives the money back but has already used the phone credit.

    Further information available here

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    On this month’s Crime Prevention, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to offer advice and reassurance to the public in relation to two topics, firstly a recent telephone scam where by members of the public receive phone calls from “Revenue” offering a refund and requesting bank details. Gardaí would like to remind the public not to engage with the caller and that Revenue will never look for your bank details. The phone numbers are variations of an 051 prefix, do not call these numbers back as they are premium numbers.

    Sergeant Kavanagh also offered advice in relation to Retail Theft. Theft from Shops can be considered by some to be victimless crimes. In order to cover the cost of losses, retailers are likely to absorb the cost into the price the customer pays for the product bought. Gardaí offered tips and advice for both retailers and customers.

    On this month’s Crimecall the team travelled with Sergeant Graham Kavanagh to Mountmellick, Co. Laois, where they met local Garda who were visiting the Mountmellick Retirement Active Group.

    During the visit Sergeant Kavanagh offered advice to the older people present in relation to bogus callers, burglaries, CCTV and online fraud.

    The meeting was intended by Mr. Jack Keyes, Age Friendly Ireland, who offered advice in relation to the area in our communities outside of the home (public realm) and how thoughtful design can make a difference i.e footpaths, seating, better lighting, and thoughtful planting of trees and shrubs all help to make society safe.

    Sedergeant Kavanagh offeer advice to our older people in how best to cope with the Covid-19 Pandemic and how best to stay safe.

    On this month’s Crimecall, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to offer advice and reassurance for the months ahead in relation to summertime burglaries and online scams.

    As the phases of Covid-19 come about we can move about a bit more as can the Criminals so please remember to lock up, light up and secure property effectively. Use alarms, check what you have left lying around outside your home and report suspicious activity.

    The latest crime trends released on Friday 12th June 2020 still show us crimes such as burglaries are down and although a reported reduction of - 44% we still had in excess of 2,000 reported in this 3 month period. Theft from shops (shoplifting) was down -39% but was reported in excess of 3,800 occasions, Theft of cars was down -43% and pedal cycles reduced 9% but in excess of 540 vehicles and 1100 pedal cycles were stolen during this period.  

    Burglary was down due to occupancy, people reporting suspicious activity and checkpoints. Performing checkpoints has a dual role roads Policing and Crime Prevention. Remember that when you think of notifying oncoming drivers!!

    Online purchases have soared during the covid-19 restrictions

    The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau with the support of the Central Bank have been monitoring websites offering unsecured loans and investment products.

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    On this month’s Crime Prevention, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to offer advice and tips in relation to issues of sheep worrying and causing injury to people.

    Issue:

    Lambing season occurs during January/February and results in around four hundred incidents per annum with three to four thousand sheep being killed.

    These incidents include walker(s), runner(s) and cyclist(s) being bitten by dogs that are allowed to roam free. These incidents cause financial loss to the farming community as well as distress to those involved.

    Advice to the public: 

    Local authorities are responsible and may under the control of dogs act appoint wardens to provide shelters, seize dogs, impose fines and take court proceedings. 

    Dog owners must have a licence and keep the dog under effective control it outside the house or premises. Owners are liable for injury or damage caused by their dog to people or livestock. Since 2015 it is compulsory to have a dog microchipped. They also should wear a collar with the owners name and address. 

    Stray dogs are dogs that are in a public and unaccompanied by the owner. If your dog is strayed or missing contact your local dog pound directly to check if it is there. If you have an unwanted dog contact the local Irish society for the prevention of cruelty to animals’ branch, dog pounds/charities and your local authority.

    This month Detective Inspector Mel Smyth was in studio to talk about online fraud.

    With shops closed and Christmas approaching, more and more business will be conducted online. Consumers will be making purchases from individuals advertising on trading websites, from local businesses and from well-known and un-known websites based in Ireland and abroad.Businesses will be engaging with individual consumers and other businesses who often are completely unknown to them.

    While the vast majority of transactions will be processed without issues, there is always the potential for fraud. Here are some things to consider for both consumers and businesses alike when shopping online: 

    Consumers

    • One of the principal rules is to only engage with known and trusted businesses and websites and to avoid doing business with people who are unknown and whose identity cannot be verified.
    • Think twice before sending money for a product in advance to an unknown person or entity.
    • Make the purchase using recognized payment systems or your credit card rather than direct transfers from your bank account or payment card.
    • Don’t record your card or account details on a website if you are not going to buy anything.
    • Never give away unnecessary personal data, such as your date of birth, social insurance number, password or pin numbers.
    • Read the terms and conditions and save all messages and documentation related to the purchase.
    • The higher the value of the product the more care you should take before making a purchase.   

    Businesses

    • Know your product: Is it a high value product? Is it easy to re-sell? Is there any history of the product being attractive to fraudsters? Identify risks associated with the product and talk to the customer about the product to test their knowledge of it
    • Know your customer: identify their name, address and eircode. If the customer is another business, look it up. Is there an address on their website? Is the address genuine? Is their email or phone number genuine? Is their account held in a different country? How do they wish to pay? What address are they using for delivery?
    • Implement safe means of payment and keep a record of transactions and have an efficient resolution process to deal with charge backs
    • Use a professional and reliable delivery systems and if in doubt don’t deliver.
    • Keep your data secure: have up to date IT systems including anti-virus software. Ensure all data is securely backed up regularly and that it is readily accessible if necessary. 

    On this month’s Crimecall, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to offer advice on securing bicycles and also providing advice regarding the theft of dogs. Over the summer months, we noticed significant increases in two particular crime types, namely bike theft and dog theft.

    An Garda Síochána is reminding cyclists to take extra precautions in keeping their bicycles safe by locking them in the most secure way possible. The majority of bicycles are stolen from roads, streets and carparks, however increases in bicycle thefts from residential or domestic settings are more prominent in 2020, particularly from gardens, sheds, apartment complexes and houses. So far this year there have been 3,800 reported bicycle thefts, with An Garda Síochána recovering approximately 1,800 bicycles. Many cannot be returned to their owners as their serial numbers are not recorded. Only one in five bike owners were able to provide their bicycle frame / serial number to Gardaí when they reported their bike as stolen.

    Sergeant Graham Kavanagh says that a rising demand for both Dogs and Bicycles in a COVID19 landscape has driven an increase in these types of thefts.

    Gardaí are appealing to the public to take extra crime prevention measures when it comes to caring for your pet, particularly high-value breeds of dogs.

    Online purchases have soared during the covid-19 restrictions and the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau with the support of the Central Bank have been monitoring websites offering unsecured loans and investment products. 

    We asked that members of the public consider these red flags:

    1. The first RED FLAG. The common trend with these sites is that they are offering quick and easy money.
    2. The second RED FLAG is the requirement that a fee is paid in advance of the service being provided.
    3. The third RED FLAG is that the fraudster will put pressure on the victim to act quickly or the opportunity will be lost
    4. The name of the company on the website will often be somewhat similar to a genuine company.
       

    These fraudulent companies operate using phone numbers that appear to be Irish, and they will have fake office locations in Ireland.

    The public are advised to do the following;

    • To look out for these red flags,
    • To stop and think before engaging, and
    • Not to engage unless they are 100% certain that they are dealing with a legitimate entity

    The Gardaí at Longford are investigating a number of feud related incidents which have occurred in the first weeks of February. The Garda appeal focuses on two such crimes the first of which occurred between 8.30pm -9pm on Wednesday February 12th and involved the discharging of a firearm at Annally Gardens.

    CCTV footage recovered during the investigation shows a red saloon car with front passenger door damage in the vicinity at or about the time of the incident. This vehicle left Annally Gardens turning left onto St Michaels Road and departed Longford in the direction of Athlone. While no one was injured in this incident there was a young child playing in the house at the time and as such the consequences could have been far more serious.

    Appeal 1:

    • Encourage anyone who may have seen this vehicle prior to or at that time, or knows the owner of this vehicle or its current whereabouts to come forward.

    Arson at Annally Gardens, Longford

    The Arson occurred at 6.54am approx. at Annally Gardens on Monday 17th February 2020. CCTV shows one male who is carrying some form of accelerant which subsequently ignites at the front door of the house, occupied at the time by an adult and four children.

    The male is so close at the time of ignition that his left sleeve catches fire. He runs from the scene and is collected at Annally Park in a dark coloured saloon car with distinctive alloys. This suspect has a very distinctive running gate, appearing to be flat footed.

    Appeal 2:

    • Somebody in the community may know the identity of the Suspect.
    • Anyone who may have seen this vehicle prior to/at that time, knows the owner of this vehicle or its current whereabouts.
    • The vehicle travelled out of the Annally Estate and towards Athlone.
    • Gardaí believe both crimes to be connected.

    Re-Assurance:

    Gardaí want to reassure the Longford Community of their continued commitment to providing a policing service that will keep people safe.

    In the past 18 months, they have over 3,000 proactive policing engagements to date, 56 arrests with prosecutions brought before the courts. Gardaí are steadfast in their resolve to putting an end to this cycle of violence, and are working with a number of agencies and continue to enjoy the support of the law abiding Community of Longford, the Longford JPC and local Public Representatives.

    Finally Gardaí want to acknowledge the co-operation they have received to date and state clearly that these people do not represent the large majority of the Longford Community who go about their business in a lawful manner.

    Gardaí at Longford Garda Station are investigating      Telephone: (043) 3350577

    Gardaí at Gorey Garda Station are investigating an incident where a firearm was discharged at members on patrol in Glandoran, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

    On Wednesday the 29th of January 2020 at approximately 8.30am, Gardaí attached to Gorey Garda Station received a report of a male acting suspiciously in a field on the Carnew Road.

    Two uniform Gardaí responded and made their way to the field, they walked towards the man.  When they approached him, he ran and jumped into the garden of an adjoining dwelling.  The male then ran back along the outside of the ditch toward Grattan Court.  As he passed the entrance to the field both Gardaí attempted to speak with him, at this stage Gardaí became aware that the man had a handgun in his possession.

    The man then made his way to the entrance of Grattan Court where he got into a blue BMW 06W1012 which was parked facing out of the estate.  This car then drove towards Carnew on the R725.  Gardaí followed and the BMW made a number of dangerous manoeuvres attempting to evade them.  Twice during the subsequent chase the BMW slowed down and fired a shot at the Gardaí before eventually getting away at speed.

    At approximately 8.50am Gardaí received a report of a car on fire at Bann Bridge, Banntown, Gorey.  Responding Gardaí discovered that the BMW involved in the earlier incident was on fire at this location.

    Appeal:

    • Investigations have concluded that the Blue BMW was sold on the 12th of January 2020.  The purchaser provided false information to the seller.
    • The Carnew Road is the home for a number of primary and secondary schools in the town. At the time of the incident there were a number of parents bringing children to school and Gardaí would like to appeal to these parents to come forward with any information they might have.

    Gardaí at Gorey Garda Station are investigating Telephone 053 943 0690

    On this month’s Crimecall, Chief Superintendent Declan Daly of the Garda National Protective Services Bureau delivered a message to all victims of Domestic abuse which essentially indicates that An Garda Síochána is committed through “Operation Faoiseamh” and the “Still Here” campaign to reassure them of its commitment to support them by taking pro-active interventions, in order to ensure their safety. 

    An Garda Síochána’s response to the increase in Domestic abuse call for service during the Covid-19 pandemic is being supported through “Operation Faoiseamh” which aims to support victims through: 

    • Media campaigns Videos and advice is available here
    • Execution of court orders issued in relation to the Domestic Violence Act 2018.
    • Completing Domestic abuse call backs.
    • Pro-active follow up calls to all victims by the Garda Victim Services offices. 

    An Garda Síochána’s commitment to all victims and particularly to victims of Domestic abuse has not diminished, in light of the Covid-19 crisis. In fact the message is quite clear; No-one should feel threatened in their own home, help is only a phone call away, so report it and let us help and assist you. 

    Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred in Rathgar on 18 September 2020. 

    During the burglary a ground floor window was forced open, and entry to the property was gained. The victim was asleep in an upstairs bedroom at the time when the suspect entered.

    The suspect fled the property once the victim had been wakened, exiting via the front door. Two large flat head screwdrivers were recovered from the outside ground floor window where the suspect entered. No property was taken during the incident. The above Evofit has been compiled and is believed to be a good likeness of the suspect.

    Description:

    • Male, 27-34
    • 5’9’ to 5’10’
    • Average build.
    • Brownish wavey hair , 3-4 inches long
    • Facial beard with 2 weeks of growth.

    Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6400

    EVOFIT - burglary that occurred in Rathgar on 18.09.20.

    Gardaí at Blackrock Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Monday 25th November 2019.

    The victims were at home when a man knocked on the door and introduced himself as a builder working on a neighbour’s house. He distracted the home owners while two other men made their way upstairs. The victims heard a noise coming from upstairs and went to inspect, they were confronted by the two males. The three men fled from the house towards a waiting car, described as a small silver or grey hatchback.

    A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect who knocked on the door, he is described as around sixty years old, stout build with a red pudgy face, wearing a farmer peak cap, grey tweed long overcoat.

    Gardaí at Blackrock Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5200

    EVOFIT – Blackrock, Dublin on the 25.11.19

    Gardaí at Mooncain, Co Kilkenny are investigating a burglary that occurred on Tuesday 11 February at Kilbraghan, New Ross, Co Kilkenny shortly before 9pm.While the female victim was present, two males entered the house, it is believed by forcing a rear window. One of the men remained with the victim and demanded money, while the second searched the remainder of the house. 

    The man who stayed with victim is described as: Sixties, medium build and height, wearing dark clothing, dark peak cap, and gloves. He spoke with an ordinary accent. 

    During the course of the burglary cash to the value of €800, mobile phone and landline phone were stolen.

    Gardaí at Mooncain Garda Station are investigating tel: 051895122

    EVOFIT-burglary-at-Mooncain-Kilkenny-on-the-11-2-20

    Gardaí at Gorey Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Friday 15th November 2019 at Craanford, Gorey, Co. Wexford. 

    A couple were at home when they received a knock to their front door, a man identified himself as a member of An Garda Síochána who informed them he was investigating an incident and requested access to their property. Once inside he removed a bag containing a substantial sum of money. 

    The suspect is described as around 50 years old, clean shaven, fair skinned, slim build wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.

    Gardaí at Gorey Garda Station are investigating tel: (053) 943 0690

    EVOFIT - Burglary in Gorey, Wexford on the 15.11.19

    Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating a burglary that took place in Meath Place, Dublin 8 on 22nd December 2019.

    The suspect gained entry to the private residence through an open balcony door. A woman that was in the apartment discovered the intruder in one of the bedrooms. When confronted the suspect pushed the injured party out of the way. The injured party attempted to grab a bag from the suspect’s hand as he attempted to make good his escape. The injured party was punched in the head and the suspect exited the apartment, fleeing in the direction of Reginald St, Dublin 8.

    A detailed EVOFIT of the suspect was compiled who is described as a heavy set male, approx. 40 years old with blond hair, green eyes, full beard and wearing a green jumper under a high viz vest.

    Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9400

    EVOFIT - burglary in Meath Place, Dublin 8 on 22.12.19

    Gardaí at Mooncain, Co Kilkenny are investigating a burglary that occurred on Tuesday 11th February at Kilbraghan, New Ross, Co Kilkenny shortly before 9pm. While the female victim was present, two males entered the house, it is believed by forcing a rear window. One of the men remained with the victim and demanded money, while the second searched the remainder of the house.

    The man who stayed with victim is described as: 60's, medium build and height, wearing dark clothing, dark peak cap, and gloves. He spoke with an ordinary accent.

    During the course of the burglary cash to the value of €800, mobile phone and landline phone were stolen.

    Gardaí at Mooncoin Garda Station are investigating tel:  (051) 895 122

    EVOFIT - Burglary in New Ross, Kilkenny on the 11.2.20

    Gardaí at Rathmines Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred in Beechwood Park, Rathmines at around 17.00 on 18 August 2020. The injured party was in her kitchen when she observed a male in the hallway. There was an attempt made to remove some of the victim’s property. The victim confronted the man who became abusive before leaving in a small red car. No property was taken.

    Description: 

    Male 30s or early 40s
    Short brown hair with side burns
    Approx. 5'" in height
    Unshaven with dark stubble
    Thin face
    Flat accent, possible midlands but not a Dublin accent
    Military green knee length jacket with a cord at the bottom
    Green coloured peak cap
    Blue jeans
    Grey runners
     

    Gardaí at Rathmines Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6700

    EVOFIT - burglary that occurred in Beechwood Park, Rathmines, Dublin on the 18.8.20

    Gardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred on Knockmay Road, Portlaoise on 14 August 2020.

    The injured party witnessed Criminal damage to her car by the use of a hammer. The individual was not known to the injured party and soon left the scene on being discovered. No attempt was made to gain entry to either the house or car of the injured party. The above Evofit is believed to closely resemble the suspect.  

    Description:

    • Aged between 30 and 40
    • Medium height and medium build
    • Long face with a narrow nose
    • Dark navy jeans and dark shoes
    • Chequered lumberjack style navy and white jacket 

    Gardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station investigating tel:  (057) 867 4100

    EVOFIT - criminal damage Knockmay Road, Portlaoise on 14.8.20

    Gardaí at Swords are investigating an incident of exposure that occurred at around midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019, (Halloween Night) at Hiltown Park, Swords, Co. Dublin.

    A number of young women had been making their way home when they observed a man nearby in some shrubbery, exposing himself to them.

    The suspect is described as being in his mid-twenties, thin build, unkempt hair and an untrimmed beard, brown in colour. He was wearing all dark clothing, possibly a dark green jacket or top with the hood up. He spoke with a Dublin accent. He had a red umbrella with him.

    Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating tel: 01-666-4700

    EVOFIT-incident-of-exposure-in-Swords-Dublin-on-the-31-10-19

    EVOFIT - incident of exposure in Swords, Dublin on the 31.10.19Gardaí at Swords are investigating an incident of exposure that occurred at around midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019, (Halloween Night) at Hiltown Park, Swords, Co. Dublin.

    A number of young women had been making their way home when they observed a man nearby in some shrubbery, exposing himself to them.

    The suspect is described as being in his mid-twenties, thin build, unkempt hair and an untrimmed beard, brown in colour. He was wearing all dark clothing, possibly a dark green jacket or top with the hood up. He spoke with a Dublin accent. He had a red umbrella with him.

    Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 4700

    Gardaí at Irishtown are investigating two incidents of robbery from the person that occurred on Saturday 28th December 2019 at approximately 9pm on Marine Drive, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

    Two youths were approached by a man on a bicycle and demanded phones and watches from them. A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect who is described as being in his early twenties, with thick light coloured hair, long face and bad skin (acne), wearing black runners, black tracksuit bottoms and a navy and white puffa jacket.

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

    EVOFIT - robbery from the person on Sandymount, Dublin 4 on the 28.12.19

    Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a robbery from the person that took place in Tyrellstown on 20 July 2020.

    The injured party was walking home at around 11.30pm when he became the victim of a Robbery, during which he was assaulted with what is believed to have been either a steel rod or pipe and also threatened with a 6” knife. The victim was knocked to the ground. The suspects had come from Tyrellstown Playground at Park Boulevard. 

    The victim continued to be assaulted and repeated demands were made of him to hand over his money. 

    The victim did not have his wallet on him, but his keys and phone were taken instead. The victim was chased further down the road at which point a knife was produced and struggle ensued causing one of the suspects to bleed from the nose. During the struggle the victim managed to remove the mask of one the suspects. The two suspects then ran away on Park Boulevard towards Mount Eustace estate.

    Description of suspect 1:

    White with blue eyes
    Short light brown hair with a receding hairline
    Approx. 5’9’’
    Wearing a black hoodie and black face mask
    Aged 30 -35 years
    Square face
    Eastern European accent

    Description of suspect 2:           

    White skin
    Approx. 6 feet tall 
    Aged late 20’s
    Black Hoodie and face mask
    Eastern European accent

     
    Garda Appeal:

    • Gardaí are looking for people who may have been in the vicinity of Park Boulevard in Tyrellstown between 11pm and midnight on 20 July 2020.
    • The Gardaí are looking for witnesses to this robbery.
    • Did anyone notice the 2 men, as described, hanging around the vicinity of Tyrellstown Playground / Mount Eustace estate between 11pm and midnight on 20 July 2020?
    • Do you recognise the man described in the Evofit? 

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

    EVOFIT - robbery from the person that took place in Tyrellstown, Co Dublin on the 20.7.20

    Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred on Tuesday 11th February 2020 on Aideen Avenue, Terenure at approximately 12.40am.

    The injured party, a taxi driver, collected a fare on the lower Kimmage Road and was directed to Aideen Avenue. When they arrived, the man produced a knife towards the injured party and demanded cash.

    The suspect fled the scene on foot with the cash.

    A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect, who is described as five foot eight inches in height, with dark short hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a grey baseball cap, a grey jacket, jeans and runners.

    Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station are investigating    Telephone: (01) 666 6400

    EVOFIT - robbery on the 11.2.20 in Terenure, Dublin

    EVOFIT - sexual assault in Blessington, Wicklow on the 7.3.20Gardaí at Blessington Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Saturday 7 March 2020, at approximately 3pm.

    The victim was walking in Manor Kilbride/Blessington Road area when she was grabbed from behind by a man who assaulted her and exposed himself.

    The suspect is described as being mid to late twenties, 5'9", slim build with brown hair. He is missing his front top tooth. He had a Dublin accent and was wearing black tracksuit with grey on the shoulders.

    Gardaí at Blessington Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 865 202

    Gardaí are Bridewell Garda Station Cork are looking for information on a burglary that took place in a private residence in the Bernadette’s Way area of the city on the 10 April 2019.

    The man in the picture was one of three individuals involved in a burglary where a rear patio door was damaged, a window smashed and an interior alarm system ripped from the wall.  A crowbar, screwdriver and black gloves were later recovered in a nearby bin.  

    Description

    • A male in his early 20’s,
    • Tall and with a broad build
    • A round face
    •  Wearing a black jacket and black peak cap.

    Gardaí at Bridewell Garda Station, Cork are investigating on 021 4943330

    Evofit - Burglary, Cork City on the 10.4.19

    Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating an incident of indecency which occurred at the Swan Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal on the 9 August 2020 at 19.54hrs. 

    The man in the picture exposed himself to a female who then alerted the Gardaí. The injured party described the suspect as being: 

    • In his late 20’s or early 30’s
    • Around 5'6” in height
    • Plain looking round face with a small nose
    • Fair skinned, clean shaven and a round / pudgy build
    • Short, thinning dark coloured hair
    • He wore a light blue t-shirt with black shorts, dark shoes and ankle socks 
    • The suspect did not act aggressively and there was nothing about his appearance or demeanour to suggest that he was not from the area. 

    Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating 074 9320540

    Evofits - Indecency, Buncara, Co. Donegal on the 9.8.20

    Detective Sergeant Ciarán Loughrey was in studio to inform the public, retailers and businesses of the novelty bank notes that are currently in circulation.

    These counterfeit notes are known as ‘prop money’ or ‘movie money.’ They look like genuine euro notes but they do not contain any security features and there is no attempt to replicate any of the normal security features on genuine bank notes.

    The words ‘prop’ or ‘movie’ money can be seen on the notes but this can be very difficult to see. Large quantities of these notes are thought to have been imported from countries like China and Taiwan.

    Revenue Commissioners have seized notes with a purported value in excess of €430,000 in recent months at different mail centres. Detective Sergeant Loughrey advised members of the public, retailers and businesses who deal in cash to take precautionary measures.

    It should be noted that a person who is caught passing these notes may be arrested and prosecuted which could result in a criminal conviction and have serious consequences in terms of working in certain sectors or applying for visas in the future.

    Prop money

    Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan was in studio to offer advice and reassurance on a number of frauds and scams that have emerged or increased following the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Detective Superintendent Cryan focused on three main topics:

    1. Phishing / vishing / smishing

    There appears to be an increase in this issue due to the amount of time people are spending at home online on social media. This is where the fraudster is after your bank account details and contacts you via call, text or email. They try to get you to click on a link, go to a site, pay a small amount and this way they get access to your credit card / bank account details. They can remove money from your account or use your card to buy high value goods.

    2. Invoice re-directs / CEO fraud

    Potential for increases in this area as more and more people are working from home.

    3. Shopping & Auction Fraud

    Potential for increases in this area as more people have to purchase online. They can be scammed by going onto cloned websites, being tricked to moving offsite or purchasing goods that don’t exist, are not delivered or get counterfeit worthless goods. People are also giving over credit card details and personal details to fraudsters here.

    Further information is available here

    The Gardaí at Kilmainham are investigating two incidents of the Hijacking unlawful seizure of a pedal cycle.

    The first of occurred at Grand Canal, Bluebell on Monday 17 August 2020 at 4.50pm (daylight).

    The incident happened at the Pinch gates along the canal close to Bluebell Community Centre. The victim was cycling towards Inchicore from Kylemore Road when, at the gates, he was stopped by four males. During this incident the victim was approached by two of the group, while the other two continued walking on. 

    The victim was forced from his bicycle at knife point, and his bicycle and mobile phone were subsequently stolen. The male suspects then made their escape along the canal in the direction of the Bluebell Community centre. 

    Description of property stolen:

    • The bicycle is very distinctive as you can see from the photograph. It was an electric ‘Fiddo’ bicycle, and what was even more distinctive was that the electric aspect of the bicycle was disconnected.

    electric ‘Fiddo’ bicycle,

    • The mobile phone was an Oppo F7 IMEI Number 869603035470658 – this is not a very common phone.

    Oppo F7 phone

    • Description of Suspects:

    Suspect no (1):  Late teens to early twenties, 5  5” – 5 6” in height, wore a black puffa style jacket.

    Suspect no (2): Late teens to early twenties, 5 8” – 5 9” in height, wore a red puffa style jacket, carried a knife.

    Suspects (3) and (4): Late teens to early twenties, wore dark clothing. 

    The second crime occurred on Sunday 23 August 2020, shortly after 1.10pm, at the same location.

    The victim was cycling along the canal walkway from the Tyrconnell road in the direction of Clondalkin. As he approached the pinch gates on the walkway his pathway was blocked by a group of male suspects. The gates are located close to the Bluebell Community Centre. 

    Two of the suspects then approached the victim, while the other three members of the group continue to walk on along the cycle track. 

    One suspect is believed to have had possession of a weapon, described as a pole in shape. During the course of the incident the victim was hit with the weapon, causing him to fall off his bicycle. The bicycle was then forcibly removed from the victim and the suspects made their way from the scene in the direction of the Bluebell Community Centre. 

    Description of Bicycle:

    Bike Specification:

    Cube Attain Pro Disc 700c Road Bike 2019 - White/Red in Large frame size

    Bike rims are now all black decals removed

    No saddle bag was on the bike at the time

    Handlebar ends are black (red in picture)

    Cube Attain Pro Disc 700c Road Bike 2019

    Description of Suspects: All appear to have been in their late teens. The two main suspects were wearing black puffy jackets with hoods up, leggings and scarf. Of the remaining three, one wore an orange jacket, while another wore a burgundy jacket.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí believe there are people in the community who know the identity of the suspects involved and would ask them to come forward with information.
    • The property stolen was distinctive, especially the Fiddo electric bicycle, cube bicycle and the Oppo phone – did anyone come into possession of these items in the intervening period?
    • This incident occurred in broad daylight in an area with a heavy footfall – are there any witnesses who may have more information or can provide better descriptions of the culprits?
    • Gardaí know that the suspects went towards Bluebell Community Centre after the crimes but would like to know if anyone saw them after that. Is there any saved dash cam footage from the dates 17 August and 23 August, 16.30hrs – 17.30hrs & 13.00hrs – 14.00hrs respectively.
    • Gardaí believe they may have stored the stolen bicycles in a nearby location to avoid being caught in possession immediately after the crime – does anyone know where they may have stored this property, or where is this property now?

    Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating on 01 6669400

    Gardaí at Athboy Garda Station are investigating a hit and run that occurred in Rathcairn on Monday 28 September 2020 at approx. 20.30 – 21.00.

    The injured party was a pedestrian who was walking from their home in the direction of Rathcairn village, not far from the traffic control signs near Coláiste Pobail Rath Cairn (secondary school) when they were struck from behind by a van. 

    Investigating Gardaí believe that the offending vehicle is possibly a black Renault Traffic/Ford Transit type, circa 2015 onwards.  The suspect vehicle which was travelling in the same direction as the pedestrian and failed to stop. 

    The pedestrian subsequently underwent a substantial operation having sustained a serious injury as a result of the incident.

    Gardaí Athboy Garda Station are investigating tel:  (046) 943 2201

    Missing person Terry ByrneGardaí in Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of forty five year old Terry Byrne who is missing from his home in Dunboyne since Thursday 6th February 2020.

    It is believed Terry left his home between 1am and 7am on Friday. His mobile phone was last activated at 6.02am, when it is believed the battery died.

    A number of extensive searches have been carried out in Dunboyne and surrounding areas with the assistance of the Civil Defence, Garda Air Support, Garda Sub Aqua unit and the Coast Guard. CCTV has been canvassed and HSE checks with ambulance services and hospitals have been carried out. Airport and ferry ports have been on alert. Terry’s passport is at home.

    There has been no transactions on Terry’s bank account.

    Terry’s family and An Garda Síochána are extremely concerned for his safety and well-being.

    Terry’s brother Paul was in studio to make the appeal.

    Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating Telephone: (01) 801 0600

    Missing Person – Cian LangelaanOn 26 September 2020 Cian Langelaan (DOB: 05-12-92) was reported by his mother as a missing person to Falcarragh Garda station. He had not been in contact with his family for some time who became worried when they hadn’t heard from him.

    Cian Langelann had been staying in the Falcarragh area for the past year approximately. Before being reported missing he had been seen in Dunfanaghy town centre on 22 September 2020. 

    He was then seen in Letterkenny town centre on a number of occasions up until the Sunday evening 27 September 2020.  It is believed that he stayed in Dillon’s Hotel, Letterkenny on 24/25 September. Later on the night of September 27 he got a taxi from Letterkenny to Hornhead, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal and arrived there between 10.30pm and 10.40pm.

    He had paid the taxi fare of €60 and was carrying a plastic bag containing personal items such as his wallet and phone. 

    Extensive searches have taken place in the Hornhead and Dunfanaghy areas over the past three weeks. There have been many reported possible sighting in West Donegal and Letterkenny however none of these are confirmed sightings.

    There has been extensive activity by way of media and social media however again with no definite leads as to his whereabouts.

    Cian’s mother has come from England to Donegal to search for her son and will be giving an interview via video.

    Cian is described as being 5’8”, 12 stone, short sandy hair, clean shaven and slim build. He was of neat dress and clean shaven and appearance.  

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing for any information on Cian’s whereabouts and safety.
    • Cian was staying in Dilon’s Hotel Letterkenny in the days before his disappearance. 
    • Gardaí would like anyone who may have seen Cian in these days to please come forward.
    • Cian was last seen in the Hornhead area on September 27th, did you see him around this time or in the days following his disappearance.

    Gardaí at Milford Garda Station are investigating tel: (074) 915 3060

    Missing Person - Dean RocheThe Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of thirty one year old Dean Roche who is missing since Sunday 22nd March 2015.

    Dean Roche, from Hebron Park, Kilkenny lived here with his mother. On that Sunday morning, he left the house and told his mother he was going to buy a car and would see her later. Dean travelled to the Ballyfoyle area of Kilkenny by a taxi where he purchased a car at approximately 7pm. This vehicle was found crashed a short distance away. Witnesses describe seeing a male matching Dean’s description in the Ballyfoyle area.

    Dean spoke to a number of locals in the Ballyfoyle area after the crash and his last known sighting was at approximately 9.15pm when he left through the side of a house which led into a nearby field. That is the last confirmed sighting of Dean. This is a rural part of County Kilkenny and Gardaí have searched a vast amount of the Ballyfoyle area with assistance from the Army and Regional support Units.

    A number of searches have been carried out with the assistance of the Garda Search Unit, Garda Dog Unit, Cadaver Dog UK, Garda Water Unit and the Army. A red Manchester United woollen hat believed to be Dean’s was found during the searches.

    Dean is described as being5'8", of slight build with green eyes and short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black zip up tracksuit top and bottoms with white runners. Gardaí are appealing to Farmers in the Ballyfoyle area to check their farm houses and lands to assist in the search for Dean.

    Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating tel: (056) 777 5000

    Missing person - John WalshThe Gardaí at Raheny Garda station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 42 year John Walsh, who was last seen in the Strand Road area of Portmarnock on Sunday 8 March 2020.

    John's family and Gardaí are very concerned for his safety and wellbeing. On this month’s Crimecall John’s niece Jennifer together with Gardaí make an appeal for information that may assist with the investigation.

    John is described as being around 6', of medium build with brown hair.

    Gardaí at Raheny Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 4300

    Missing person Terry ByrneGardaí in Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of forty five year old Terry Byrne who is missing from his home in Dunboyne since Friday 7 February 2020.

    It is believed Terry left his home between 1am and 7am on Friday. His mobile phone was last activated at 6.02am, when it is believed the battery died.

    A number of extensive searches have been carried out in Dunboyne and surrounding areas with the assistance of the Civil Defence, Garda Air Support, Garda Water unit and the Coast Guard. CCTV has been canvassed and HSE checks with ambulance services and hospitals have been carried out. Airport and ferry ports have been on alert. Terry’s passport is at home.

    There has been no transactions on Terry’s bank account.

    Terry’s family and An Garda Síochána are extremely concerned for his safety and well-being.

    Terry’s brother’s Paul & Mark made an emotional appeal for information and assistance from the public.

    Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 801 0600

    Missing Person Tina SatchwellGardaí in Midleton are renewing their appeal for information on tracing the whereabouts of 47 year old Tina Satchwell who is missing from her home on Grattan Street, Youghal, Co Cork since Monday 20th March, 2017.

    To date, this investigation has resulted in over 370 separate lines of enquiry being conducted, including liaison with colleagues internationally and engagement with Interpol.
     
    Over 100 hours of CCTV has been viewed and in excess of 170 statements have been taken.
     
    A senior investigating officer has been appointed and a peer review is being conducted into the investigation. 

    An Garda Síochána are firmly of the belief that credible information exists in the East Cork community that can assist our missing person investigation and are appealing for anyone who has further information, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, to contact  Midleton Garda Station on 021 – 4621550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. 

    Tina is described as 5’7’’, of medium build with blonde shoulder length hair and blue eyes.

    Gardaí at Midleton Garda Station are investigating tel: (021) 462 1550

    Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are renewing their appeal to the public in tracing the whereabouts of Trevor Deely who was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road, at approximately 4.14 a.m. on the 8 December 2000. 

    On the 8 December 2000, following his Christmas party, Trevor called to his place of work to collect an umbrella for his journey home.

    CCTV footage from the last sightings of Trevor Deely has been digitally enhanced. The CCTV footage captures a male dressed in black outside the rear entrance of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management Offices on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 between 3am and 3.34am, prior to Trevor Deely arriving. 

    At 3.34am, moments before Trevor approaches his place of work this male steps out onto the footpath and follows Trevor Deely to the back gate of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management before conversing with him at 3.35am.

    Trevor was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road at approximately 4.14.21am on the 8 December 2000. 

    Gardaí believe that the male acting suspiciously outside of Trevor’s place of work is the same male that is seen passing the Bank of Ireland ATM on Haddington Road at 4.14.55am, 34 seconds after Trevor Deely that morning.

    The Investigation Team at Pearse Street Garda Station have continued to investigate Trevor’s disappearance and make the following appeal: 

    • This December marks twenty years since the disappearance of Trevor.
    • The depth of the loss endured by the Deely family is as raw today as it was in December 2000.  There has been no reprieve or sense of peace for the family.
    • The last confirmed sighting of Trevor was at 4.14am on the 8 December 2000.  He was captured on CCTV footage on Haddington Road at this time.  Also captured on this footage is an unknown male.  This footage has been widely circulated since 2017,  yet we have been unable to establish the identity of the male in the footage who appears to wait at the gates of the Bank of Ireland, Asset Management Offices on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2  - Trevor’s place of work – for in excess of 34mins.
    • This area of Dublin 2, particularly around the canal is an area where people would have socialised in 2000.  Trevor’s disappearance was so well documented in 2000 that there is no doubt that people frequenting this area at that time would have been aware of this case.
    • Gardaí are appealing to people who were around the canal area that night to come forward and make contact. Gardaí know that people were on the canal and in that general area on the 7th/8th of December who have declined to speak with the investigation team. For whatever reason they chose not to engage with the investigation in 2000 so we are appealing for them to make contact now.
    • All persons that come forward will be dealt with sensitively.  There is no blame or shame for not coming forward sooner. Gardaí believe that the key to discovering what happened to Trevor lies in information held by people who socialised in that area.  No matter how insignificant they may feel their information is– it could be the detail that we are seeking.
    • Crimestoppers have pledged an award of €100,000 for information which significantly assists the investigation into the disappearance of Trevor Deely. 

    Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating on 01 6669000

    Trevor Deely - Hat

    The Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of thirty three year old Barbara Walsh from Rusheenamanagh, Carna, Co. Galway who is missing from her home since 22 June 1985.

    Barbara was married and was a mother to six children. She was at home in Carna, with her husband and six young children, ranging in age from 16 years old to just 7 months. There was a small gathering of family and friends in the house and the last sighing of Barbara was in the early hours of the 22nd June 1985.

    She was never seen or heard from again. An extensive Garda Investigation was launched and remains live and active.

    Barbara’s family are appealing for information in relation to their Mother’s disappearance after thirty years.

    Appeal:           

    • Gardaí believe the clue to solving this case lies within the local community and are appealing to anyone who may have information that they are holding onto to please come forward.
    • Do you have information that you are unknowingly holding onto that may assist the investigation?

     
    Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating tel: (091) 514 720

    Missing Person - Barbara Walsh

    The Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of thirty three year old Barbara Walsh from Rusheenamanagh, Carna, Co. Galway who is missing from her home since 22 June 1985.

    Barbara was married and was a mother to six children. She was at home in Carna, with her husband and six young children, ranging in age from 16 years old to just 7 months. There was a small gathering of family and friends in the house and the last sighing of Barbara was in the early hours of the 22 June 1985.

    She was never seen or heard from again. An extensive Garda Investigation was launched and remains live and active.

    Barbara’s family are appealing for information in relation to their Mother’s disappearance after thirty years.

    Appeal:           

    • Subsequent AGS Investigations have confirmed that Barbara did not emigrate to Australia and a reported sighting of a woman out walking near Carna in the early hours of Sat 22nd June 1985 was not Barbara.
    • An Garda Síochána in Galway will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Barbara’s disappearance.
    • Carna is a close-knit Gaeltacht community and we believe there are people in that community who may have information that can help our investigation.
    • We are conscious that we now live in a very different era to 1985 and perhaps now with that passage of time, people may feel more comfortable sharing that information with us.
    • We are appealing to the Carna community, and to those who may have lived locally at the time, who may know something - no matter what that information might be, and no matter how small - to please make contact with Gardaí.
    • Do you have information that you are unknowingly holding onto that may assist the investigation?
       

    Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating tel: (091) 514 720

    Missing Person - Barbara Walsh

    Missing Person - Esra UyrunGardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to missing person Esra Uyrun (DOB) (01/03/1973) who has been missing from her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin since the 23rd February 2011.

    Esra left her home at approximately 7.15am in a silver Renault Twingo registration number 08D23067. This vehicle was located in a car park at the bottom of Bray Head. When last seen Esra was wearing black leggings, a dark top and white Nike trainers. Esra was married and had a two-year-old son at the time of her disappearance.

    CCTV captured the Renault Twingo turning right from Convent Avenue onto Strand Road in Bray at approximately 8.40am on the 23rd February 2011. A Skoda car had to swerve to avoid a collision. The Renault then moved into the left hand side of the road and pulled in to allow the Skoda to overtake it. They both continued down Strand Road in the direction of Bray Head. Later that morning the silver Renault Twingo car was captured on CCTV parked at the car park at the bottom of Bray Head. There has been no activity on her bank accounts or her Facebook page since the 23rd February 2011.

    Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating        Telephone: (01) 666 7700

    The Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of fifty five year old Gerard Taylor who is missing from his home since Saturday 25th May 2019.

    Gerard left his home in Sandyford on Saturday morning, he was last seen at 11am walking up Kellystown Road past Taylor’s Three Rock Public House.

    Gerard is described as six foot tall of medium build with grey hair and blue eyes.

    When last seen he was wearing a navy blue sports cap, a black Regatta jacket, green chino trousers, casual navy flat trainers with a white sole and white stripes on the side.

    Gerard’s family are extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing and his wife will make an appeal for information on Crimecall.

    Appeal: 

    • Last confirmed sighting was at Kellystown Road Rathfarnham, Dublin on the 25/5/2019 at 11.06am, walking in the direction of Stackstown/Ticknock area.
    • Anyone frequenting the Ticknock area including hillwalkers, cyclists, dog walkers, any motorists with dashcam footage etc.
    • Civil defence / Dublin mountain rescue will continue to offer valuable assistance and expertise to continue the searches and this may involve the use of drones in the Ticknock area.

    Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5600

    Gerard Taylor

    Gardaí in Waterford are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of twenty two year old Imelda Keenan who is missing since Monday 3rd January 1994 in Waterford. Missing Person – Imelda Keenan

    Imelda was originally from Mountmellick, Co. Laois, but had settled in Waterford City where she lived in an apartment with her boyfriend.

    On the day she went missing, Imelda had indicated to her boyfriend that she was going to the post office in the town, she left her apartment at 1.30pm and walked down William Street onto Lombard Street. The last definite sighting of Imelda is at this time when she was seen crossing the road by a local doctor’s secretary who knew her well. The secretary and a friend observed Imelda crossing the road at the corner of the Tower Hotel and Lombard Street.

    Imelda was reported missing by her brother, Edward the following day.

    There have been no further positive sightings of Imelda, despite an extensive Garda investigation into her disappearance which has continued up to today.

    An age profile picture was compiled of Imelda some time ago, Imelda would be 48 years old today.

    Appeal: 

    • Anyone who may have seen Imelda Keenan on this date (Bank Holiday) –
    • Appealing to persons who may have resided or frequented 4/5 William Street Waterford during this period
    • Appealing to other people who may have resided in the vicinity or who may have had business in the vicinity.
    • Appealing to anyone that knew Imelda Keenan particularly people from Mountmellick and Waterford to come forward with any information that may assist in Garda enquires.  

    To date:

    Numerous Appeals both locally and nationally
    Numerous searches including on land and water using resource’s including the Sub Aqua Unit and Divisional Search Team
    AGS have liaised with the Welsh Police and Manchester Interpol in relation to DNA profiles and bodies recovered
    Imelda Keenan’s PPS No. has never been activated or Credit Union account accessed. Last payment collected on a date between the 20th and 24th of December. 

    Gardaí at Waterford Garda Station are investigating tel: (051) 305 300

    Missing person Keith DaltonGardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of fifty year old Keith Dalton, who is missing since on Wednesday 18th December 2019 from Walkinstown, Dublin 12.

    Keith, from Cherryfield, is described as five foot four inches in height of slight build, with short grey hair with a short grey beard which he had recently grown (no facial hair in the photograph). When last seen he was wearing a black leather jacket, dark jeans and black runners.

    Keith’s family are extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

    Gardaí at Crumlin Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6200

    Gardaí in Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of forty five year old Terry Byrne who is missing from his home in Dunboyne since Thursday 6 February 2020.

    It is believed Terry left his home between 1am and 7am on Friday. His mobile phone was last activated at 6.02am, when it is believed the battery died.

    A number of extensive searches have been carried out in Dunboyne and surrounding areas with the assistance of the Civil Defence, Garda Air Support, Garda Sub Water unit and the Coast Guard. CCTV has been canvassed and HSE checks with ambulance services and hospitals have been carried out. Airport and ferry ports have been on alert. Terry’s passport is at home.

    There has been no transactions on Terry’s bank account.

    Terry’s family and An Garda Síochána are extremely concerned for his safety and well-being.

    Terry’s brother’s Paul & Mark made an emotional appeal for information and assistance from the public in April.

    Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating tel:  (01) 801 0600

    Missing person Terry Byrne

    The Gardaí at Kildare Garda Station are investigating the Murder of twenty one year old Jo Jo Dullard who is missing since Friday 9 November 1995.  On 19 October 2020 the Garda announced that the case has been upgraded to that of murder.

    Jo Jo left her home in Callan, Co. Kilkenny at 8.30am on the morning of the 9 November to travel by bus to Dublin to collect her final social welfare payment from the Harold’s Cross post office before starting her new job.

    She met some friends just off Grafton Street and stayed with them all afternoon. When she decided to go home to Callan she got at Busarus Station at approximately 10pm. She missed the bus to Callan so she boarded the Kildare bus instead and arrived in Naas at around 10.50pm. 

    Jo Jo hitched a lift from a motorist in Naas who dropped her off in Kilcullen, Co Kildare, near the edge of the motorway. At around 11.15pm Jo Jo hitched another lift from here and was dropped off at Moone Village, Kildare at 11.35pm.

    Jo Jo called her friend from a phone box at Moone, Co Kildare and explained that she missed her bus and was going to hitch her way home. She interrupted the conversation briefly when she indicated to her friend that ‘’ she just got a lift’’. This is the last sighting of Jo Jo.

    Josephine Dullard, known as Jo Jo, was born in Callan, Co Kilkenny on the 25 January 1974, she would be forty six years old. This year marks the 25th anniversary of her disappearance. She has not been heard of or seen since this night.

    Appeal:        

    • It has been twenty five years since Jo Jo disappeared, Gardaí are hoping that with the passing of time someone will come forward with information that may help the investigation.
    • Gardaí would like to ensure viewers that anyone coming forward with information will be treated in a sensitive manner.
    • Did you give lifts to hitchhikers at the time of Jo Jo’s disappearance? Do you have information that may assist the investigation?
    • Jo Jo had a walkman with her on the night of her disappearance. Do you recognise it?  
    • JoJo’s family are seeking closure, can you help them?
       

    Gardaí at Kildare Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 527 730

    Murder of  Jo Jo Dullard

    Gardaí at Blanchardstown are appealing for information in relation to the murder of thirty four year old Eric Fowler who was shot and fatally wounded on Saturday 22 December 2018 at approximately 6.50pm at Blakestown Cottages on the Blakestown Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

    A short time later, a Volkswagen Jetta car, registration number 06 MH 3192, that was used in the murder, was discovered on fire at Rusheeney Crescent.

    This car was purchased on the 18 December, just four days before the murder. Gardaí are looking for information in relation to who purchased the car and the whereabouts of the car, between the 18th December and 22 December 2018.

    Gardaí are appealing to all road users, specifically a jogger that was on the Blakestown Road between 6.30pm and 7pm on the 22 December 2018 to come forward

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí want to identify the man who purchased the VW Jetta car registration number on the 18 December at Hansfield Estate, Blanchardstown. Gardaí also want to know where this car was stored or parked between the 18 December and the 22 December
    • Gardaí are appealing to a Jogger that came upon the scene at Blakestown cottages to come forward.
    • Gardaí want to identify the occupants of a silver coloured Audi Q5/Q7 that stopped on Hunter’s Run as the VW Jetta was set alight on Rusheeney Crescent.  

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

     Murder of Eric Fowler

    Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of seventeen year old Keane Mulready-Woods from Drogheda, Co. Louth.

    Keane was last seen on St. Dominic’s Bridge, near the town on Sunday 12th January. On Monday 13th at approximately 10.30pm, a bag containing partial human remains were discovered at Moatview Gardens, Coolock, Dublin 17.

    Between the night of the 14th into the early hours of Wednesday 15th, further human remains were discovered in a Volvo V40 car on Trinity Terrace, Ballybough, Dublin 3.

    This car was bearing cloned registration number 141MO1925. This car was stolen in Sandyford on the 15th December 2019.

    Superintendent Andrew Watters will be in studio tonight to make a renewed appeal for information in relation to this investigation and to reassure the public, and specifically the community of Drogheda and have increased the number of Gardaí in the area as part of the investigation.

    Any person with information can contact Gardaí at Drogheda Garda station on 041 - 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, Crime Stoppers 1800 250 025 or any Garda station.

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of twenty six year old Kenneth Fetherston who was murdered on Tuesday 22 September 2009. 

    Kenneth was reported missing on Wednesday 23 September when he failed to make contact with his family. He was last seen the previous day, he left his apartment at approximately 8.30am in his red Honda Civic vehicle registration number 93D44862. He then drove to Luke Lawlor’s Filling Station and bought €10 worth of petrol. Gardaí believe he drove to a garage in an Industrial estate on the Knocklyon Road. He was last sighted at that garage at approximately 9:30am that morning. 

    Kenneth was driving a red Honda Civic car registered number 93D44862 and this vehicle was located on the 26th September 2009, in a lay-by on the N11, near the Gorey bypass. The driver’s door was unlocked and there was no key in the car. The car was abandoned there between 11pm on Tues 22 and 10am on Wed 23 September.  Kenneth’s mobile phone was last used at 9.30am on Tues 22nd September. 

    On Sunday 31/1/10 two people walking on Military road in the Dublin Mountains discovered what they believed to be human remains. The remains were subsequently identified as those of Kenneth. 

    Kenneth’s Mother Gráinne and Father Brian made an emotional appeal for information in January of this year and Brian joins us on a skype call to re-appeal for information.

    Appeal: 

    • This extensive investigation has been ongoing now for over ten years.
    • The investigation is currently being reviewed by the Serious Crime Review team An Garda Síochána are making a direct appeal to those responsible for the murder of Kenneth to come forward now and to those close to the people responsible to come forward now –  we can assure them they will be treated sensitively.
    • We understand that relationships and friendships may break down over a ten year period, and we are appealing to anyone with information about the murder of Kenneth, who now might be in a position to impart information that for whatever reason felt they could not at the time, to do so now, again we assure them they will be treated sensitively.

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6000

    Kenneth Fetherston

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of twenty six year old Kenneth Fetherston who was murdered on Tuesday 22 September 2009. 

    Kenneth FetherstonKenneth was reported missing on Wednesday 23 September when he failed to make contact with his family. He was last seen the previous day, he left his apartment at approximately 8.30am in his red Honda Civic vehicle registration number 93D44862. He then drove to Luke Lawlor’s Filling Station and bought €10 worth of petrol. Gardaí believe he drove to a garage in an Industrial estate on the Knocklyon Road. He was last sighted at that garage at approximately 9:30am that morning. 

    Kenneth was driving a red Honda Civic car registered number 93D44862 and this vehicle was located on the 26th September 2011, in a lay-by on the N11, near the Gorey bypass. The driver’s door was unlocked and there was no key in the car. The car was abandoned there between 11pm on Tues 22 and 10am on Wed 23 September.  Kenneth’s mobile phone was last used at 9.30am on Tues 22nd September. 

    On Sunday 31/1/10 two people walking on Military road in the Dublin Mountains discovered what they believed to be human remains. The remains were subsequently identified as those of Kenneth. 

    Kenneth’s Mother Gráinne and Father Brian make an emotional appeal for information on Crimecall this month.

    Appeal: 

    • This extensive investigation has been ongoing now for over ten years.
    • The investigation is currently being reviewed by the Serious Crime Review team An Garda Síochána are making a direct appeal to those responsible for the murder of Kenneth to come forward now and to those close to the people responsible to come forward now –  we can assure them they will be treated sensitively.
    • We understand that relationships and friendships may break down over a ten year period, and we are appealing to anyone with information about the murder of Kenneth, who now might be in a position to impart information that for whatever reason felt they could not at the time, to do so now, again we assure them they will be treated sensitively.

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6000

    The Gardaí at Mayorstone Garda Station are investigating the murder of Lee Slattery, 25 years. Lee grew up on Monabraher Road in Ballynanty on the northside of Limerick City. He was a popular young man in the community from a well-respected family. 

    Lee was found buried in a shallow grave on Monday 31/5/2010 near a wooded area on the grounds of Delmege House. Delmege House is a derelict manor house on an 80 acre site on Knocklisheen Road adjacent to Moyross on the outskirts of Limerick City. The area is known locally as “The Dallies”. Lee had been missing for a number of days. 

    On the previous Thursday evening, Lee had visited a friend’s apartment in Limerick city centre and returned to the Ballynanty area shortly before midnight. There are several sightings of Lee shortly afterwards, he was last seen alive by a friend at 1.50 am on 28/5/2010. The last sighting of Lee on CCTV is at 2.05 am on 28/5/2010 cycling on Knocklisheen Road in the direction of “The Dallies”. Gardaí are satisfied that Lee was lured to this location. 

    Lee’s murder is being fully reviewed by Detectives from Mayorstone Garda Station. Gardaí have uncovered a number of new leads in recent months which are currently being pursued and they are satisfied that there are people that were living in the Ballynanty and Moyross areas at the time that have information that is critical to the investigation team. 

    Appeal

    • Gardaí are appealing for people to come forward and co-operate especially in relation to the movements of the people involved in Lee’s murder at the critical time.
    • There may have been people in the community that were afraid to come forward at the time but with the passage of time and possible changes in allegiances and relationships Gardaí are now hoping that it will be possible for these people to come forward.

    Gardaí at Mayorstone Garda Station are investigating on 061 456980

    Murder of Lee Slattery

    Gardaí at Castlebar Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of 29 year old, Owen Maughan who was shot and fatally wounded on Wednesday the 18 December 2013.

    Owen and his wife Anne lived at a Halting Site nearby. They were married for eight years and had a very close relationship. Early on the morning of the 18 December, Owen and Anne headed into town to run a few errands. Later that afternoon they went home and Anne prepared lunch. Owen left to go to a nearby service station to fill up some water canisters.

    While Owen was at the service station, a grey BMW estate car drove into the forecourt. The front seat passenger shot Owen and fatally injured him. The BMW drove out of the forecourt at speed and travelled in the direction of Claremorris.

    Owen was brought to hospital by ambulance but lost his fight for life that evening.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about this murder to come forward.
    • The BMW Estate car was stolen from the Clarion Hotel, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin on the 6th of December. Gardaí believe this vehicle was in the Dublin area for some time after this and would have refueled a number of times. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
    • The registration of the car is 06G3981. The car was fitted with cloned registration plates, this number was 09D30024.
    • This car travelled out the Claremorris road and was discovered two days later at Derryvohey. It had been destroyed by fire.
      Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

    Gardaí at Castlebar Garda Station are investigating tel: (094) 903 8200

    Murder of Owen Maughan on the 18.12.19

    Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating the murder of Patrick Sullivan who was wounded in a shooting incident at his home on Rowlagh Park, Clondalkin on Saturday 13 April 2013. 

    Patrick, a fifty three year old married father of four was at home with his wife Bernie on that Saturday evening. Patrick was having his dinner while Bernie was in the sitting room watching television. At approximately 6.30pm Bernie answered a knock on the front door, a masked and armed man confronted her. The man made his way into the hallway where he discharged a shot, injuring Patrick. 

    Patrick sustained serious injuries and never fully recovered. He remained in various hospitals for five years and passed away in June 2018.

    Appeal: 

    • Gardaí continue to conduct an extensive investigation in relation to this case and urge anybody with information to come forward.
    • From their investigation to date, investigating Gardaí are satisfied that Patrick’s murder was a case of mistaken identity.
    • Gardaí wish to thank the public who assisted the investigation at the time, however, given the time frame, they believe there are people out there that know the reason why this happened and can provide information that may progress the investigation.
    • A Crimestoppers reward has been offered for information.  

    Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7300

    Murder of Patrick Sullivan

    Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating the murder of Richard Carberry that occurred on the night of 4 November 2019 in Bettystown,Co Meath.
    On the night in question Richard had arrived in Dublin Airport at 10.30pm following a short trip abroad.

    He then drove home from the airport to his home in Bettystown after dropping off a friend at a pub carpark, at Swords Road, Cloghran,Dublin,at approx. 11.15pm. Richard drove hos own car a black 141 Audi Q3, with a 141 registration.

    Meanwhile a Peugeot Bipper van, (08D 124410), with black and white stripes, had parked outside Richard’s home in Bettystown.

    On arriving home Richard got out of his car and was approached by an unknown man holding a gun. The suspect shot Richard a number of times and then fled away in the van which was parked nearby.

    The van was abandoned and set alight and the suspect then got into a blue Ford Fiesta.
    This Fiesta left Eastham Road and travelled west on Colpe Road through Donnacarney village towards Southgate shopping centre. It then travelled south on the N1 through Julianstown, continued to the Naul village and finally to Ballyboughal where the car was abandoned in a field at around 12.15am and set alight.

    Appeal:

    • Did you have contact with Richard Carberry on the 04/11/2019?
    • Did you observe the two vehicles connected with the murder in the Bettystown area in the lead up to Richards’s murder?
    • Did you see the Ford Fiesta in the Ballyboughal area following the murder?
    • Did you see a male on foot in the Ballyboughal area on the 05/11/2019?
    • The persons that were involved in the murder of Mr Carberry, were missing from their homes on the nights of 04/11/2019 from 6pm – 02:00 am. Their behaviour at the time of the murder may be out of character. Any information will be dealt with sensitively by Gardaí or can contact can be made using the Garda Confidential line.


    Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating on 01 8010600

    The Gardaí at Ballina are investigating the murder of 28 year old Sandra Collins who went missing on Monday the 4 December 2000 from the small village of Killala, Co. Mayo.  She had lived in the village with her Aunt who she looked after for a number of years. Sandra left her Aunt's house at Courthouse Street, Killala on the Monday evening at 7.30 pm.

    At 7.45pm she arrived at a local shop where she bought some groceries for her Aunt and a neighbour.  She was last seen at the local takeaway at around 11:15pm that night.  Four days later on the 8 December 2000 her fleece was found on the pier in Killala. A half-pound of sausages that Sandra bought in the shop earlier where still in the pocket of the fleece.

    Sandra’s brother Patrick made an appeal for information to help them find her remains, and to allow them to bury their sister. Chief Superintendent Tony Healy was in studio to explain the impact of such a case on a small community like Kilalla and made the following appeal.
     
    Appeal:

    • We would like to thank the public for their assistance to date. However despite an extensive investigation both Sandra’s family and An Garda Síochána are still hoping that you can you provide the investigation with any information that may assist the team?
    • Do you have information on the whereabouts of Sandra’s remains? Can you take us from that last sighting of Sandra at the local chipper in Kilala to where her remains are now?
    • The investigation continues as it has done for the last 20 years. An Garda Síochána is committed to seeking justice for Sandra and the Collins family. We may or may not have spoken to you previously, either way it’s never too late to assist the investigation. Perhaps you have information you thought was insignificant at the time, or it could be that after 20 years your circumstances have changed. We would like to assure you that you will be treated in a respectful, compassionate and sensitive manner.
    • There is a Crime stoppers reward for significant information (1800 250 025).
    • Sandra’s family have been grieving her loss for 20 years now. It is possible that information you have may help progress this investigation and help give the Collins’ family some closure as they approach another Christmas without her. It’s never too late to do the right thing and give Sandra’s family what they deserve.

    Gardaí in Ballina Garda Station are investigating 09620560

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    Murder-of-Sean-Little

    The Gardaí at Balbriggan are investigating the murder of Sean Little, on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at approximately 11pm at Rowans Little just off the M1 motorway, close to junction 5, on a road that leads to Walshestown. Sean Little was murdered at the side of the roadway and his car, a Vauxhall Insignia, was burnt out on the roadway beside his body.
     
    Gardaí believe that a black vehicle which can be seen following the Vauxhall Insignia up the off ramp of the northbound slipway at Junction 5 of the M1 Motorway may have been involved. Sean Little’s car, registration number 181 D 467036 can be seen turning left at the top of the junction in the direction of Walshestown.

    Soon after a black vehicle can be seen exiting at the same junction and turn left in the same direction as Sean’s car. A few minutes later the black car reappears, drives across the flyover, turns off its lights and drives onto the southbound slipway of the M1 Motorway in the direction of Dublin. It then turns on its Head Lights and drives at speed towards Dublin.
     
    Appeal:

    • Did you see either the victim’s car or the black saloon type car travelling on the M1 Nortbound prior to the murder? Or shortly after the murder travelling southbound having entered the M1 at J5 at approximately 11.10pm on the 21/05/2020? This car travelled at speed and was overtaking and undertaking other traffic. Did anyone see where this vehicle left the M1 motorway?
    • We believe that the people responsible for the death of Sean Little travelled in this car. Do you know the identity of the occupants of this car? Do you know the description of this car or its movements either prior to or after the murder?
    • Do you have any other information no matter how insignificant you feel it maybe, that will assist the investigation team?

    Gardaí in Balbriggan Garda Station are investigating 01 8020510

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of twenty nine year old, father of one,  Vincent Maher, who was fatally assaulted in his home at Springmount Apartments, Wellmount Road, Finglas in the early hours of 11 January 2014. 

    Vincent had a party in his apartment with a small number of people, during the night, an altercation occurred, Vincent was assaulted and died as a result of his injuries. 

    An extensive murder investigation was launched and a number of people have been arrested, but so, far no prosecutions have been brought. 

    Vincent’s mother and father made a heartfelt emotional appeal for information on Crimecall in December 2019, as they approached his six year anniversary. 

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to the persons who were present in Vincent’s apartment on the 11 January 2014 for information.
    • Gardaí are appealing to the community in Finglas who might be aware and were informed of what happened at the party that night. 
    • Gardaí have spoken to all persons that were present at the party that night during the initial stages of the investigation.
    • Anyone with information to come forward and speak to Gardaí, in order to give justice for Tina and Terry Maher and their family.

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7500

    Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are investigating a robbery at a post office in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare that occurred on Wednesday 6th November 2019.

    At approximately 11.25am, a lone masked male armed with a black handgun entered the post office, produced a black plastic bag and demanded that it be filled with cash.

    The post office staff backed away and the suspect fled empty handed. He ran towards a parked silver/grey Mercedes C class car and drove off in the direction of the village.

    Gardaí believe the car travelled towards an area known as Woodcock Hill and Reaskamogue, towards Limerick.

    There is CCTV of the suspect as he entered the shop. The Mercedes car was fitted with a cloned registration number plate, partial number 06TS.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have been in the village of Sixmilebridge or the wider area on Wednesday 6th November 2019 between 11am and 11.30am to please come forward with any information they might have.
    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have been driving through the area at the time with dash cam footage to please come forward.
    • The vehicle in this incident was bearing partial registration 06TS. Does anyone recall encountering a grey C Class Mercedes in early November 2019 with a similar registration.
    • Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have been the previous owner of the car in question to please come forward, the vehicle being an older model with a sun roof.
    • Finally Gardaí are appealing to anyone that may recognise the suspect in the footage to please come forward with whatever information they might have.

    Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are investigating          Telephone: (061) 365 900

    The Gardaí at Blackrock are investigating a robbery that occurred at Fairyhill, Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock on the 27th July 2020 at approximately 6 pm. The women was walking along a footpath at the Fairyhill housing estate when she became the victim of a robbery. As the women walked along she noticed a man on the opposite side of the road, which she acknowledged by nodding at him. Moments later the women heard footsteps approaching her from behind and felt pressure around her neck. 

    The victim then felt her handbag being grabbed and as a result she fell to the ground causing an injury to her shoulder. The suspect then ran away in the direction of Newtown Park Avenue. The woman contacted the emergency services for assistance.

    Description of suspect:

    20 – 30 years
    5 8” -5 9” height
    Stocky/muscular build
    Red face
    Reddish brown hair
    Clean shaven 

    Clothing:

    Light coloured jumper with long sleeves
    Possibly wearing jeans 

    Garda Appeal:

    • Were you in the vicinity of Newtown Park Avenue / Fairyhill estate between 5.30pm and 6pm on Monday July 27th and did you see anything suspicious?
    • Did you see a man matching the suspect’s description?
    • Did you see this man in the company of anyone else?
    • Did you see any suspicious vehicles in the area at the time or before the crime took place?
    • Do you recognize the man described in the Evo-fit?
    • Were you driving in the area and do you have dashcam footage? 

    Gardaí at Blackrock Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5200

    Robbery from the person, Blackrock, Co. Dublin on 27.7.20

    Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating a Robbery from the person incident that occurred in the early hours of Friday 14 February 2020 at Emmet Court, Inchicore, Dublin.

    At approximately 2.15am, a taxi driver was hailed down by a man at the junction of Grattan Crescent and Emmet Road at the Black Lion Public house. The taxi driver was stopped at the lights as the man came from the direction of Emmet Road.

    The suspect got into the back of the taxi and sat directly behind the driver, he directed the driver towards Emmet Court. As the driver turned onto Vincent Street West the suspect produced a knife and held it to the victim’s throat.

    The suspect indicated that they pull into the left hand side of the road beside the pathway on Emmet Court. The suspect demanded the victim’s phone, wallet and car keys.

    The suspect then fled before throwing the car keys onto grass verge.

    Appeal: 

    • The suspect travelled on foot along St Vincent Street West shortly before the incident and there were people in the area – Gardaí are appealing for those people to come forward.
    • The suspect was approx. 5'8" in height, stocky build and spoke with a Dublin accent. He wore a distinctive dark hooded anorak with a small brown logo on the left pocket, have you seen this man?
    • Immediately after the incident happened, the suspect fled in the direction of the Grand Canal. We want to know what direction he took.
    • There may be people in the community who have heard about this incident and know who our suspect is, Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward and they will be treated sensitively.

     
    Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9700

    Robbery from the person, Rathmines, Dublin on the 14.2.20Gardaí at Rathmines Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred in the early hours of Friday, the 14 February 2020.

    The victim, a taxi driver, collected a fare on the Rathmines road at approximately 1am, the suspect got into the rear passenger seat and slid across so that he was directly behind the driver. The suspect directed the taxi driver to drive along Leinster Road, towards Grosvenor Square and onto Grosvenor Lane before arriving on Mount Drummond Avenue where he indicated to the taxi driver to stop. At this point, the suspect covered his mouth and nose with a scarf and produced a knife threatening the taxi driver demanding money and his mobile phone. 

    The suspect held the knife to the victim’s throat as the victim attempted to protect himself he injured his hands. The victim attempted to get out of the car but the suspect held onto him. The victim gave the suspect a sum of money and his mobile phone. 

    The suspect than ran through the bollards at the end of the laneway. 

    The suspect is described as being aged between forty and forty five, 5'7”, strong/stocky build, with short dark hair, clean shaven wearing all dark clothing. He spoke with a Dublin accent.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to the public to consider the EVOFIT and the description provided in an attempt to identify the suspect.
    • Gardaí are appealing to other taxi drivers who may have collected a fare, matching the suspect’s description
    • Gardaí are appealing any motorists who were in the area on the night with dash cam footage to come forward
    • Gardaí believe the suspect may have local knowledge of the area and community and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
       

    Gardaí at Rathmines Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6700

    Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating a robbery of a shop that took place at Athboy on the 22 August 2019.

    On the date in question a Toyota Hilux (reg: 03-MO-2388) was seen pulling up in front of the shop with a long pole sticking out of its flat bed. The Toyota then reversed into the side door of the shop using the pole as a battering ram.

    Three male suspects got out of the car, two of them entered the shop while the third stayed outside armed with what appeared to be a rifle.

    Another suspect involved in the robbery who was in a grey Mazda hatchback that was parked across the street got out of his car and also entered the premises.

    While inside the suspects entered the office where a member of staff was finishing up for the day. The staff member was then threatened with weapons and a large sum of cash was taken. After this the suspects left the shop and made their getaway. 

    Appeal:

    • Were you in the area at the time? Did you see either of the vehicles prior to or during the incident?
    • Did anyone see a Toyota like the one used in the robbery in the area between 19/08 and 22/08 2019?
    • Did anyone see four males in the Hill of Ward at 9.30pm on 22/08/19?
    • Did anyone see the suspect who was driving the Mazda in the earlier part of the day from 2.20pm on?
    • Anyone with dashcam or go pro footage from the area during the time of the robbery.
    • Information regarding the identities of the suspects involved.


                         Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating tel: (046) 928 0820

    Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating a robbery that took place at a Supermarket on the 24 November 2020 at approximately 8.20pm.

    On the date in question a male suspect gained access into the closed Supermarket and made his way towards the back office, where two members of staff were counting cash. The suspect gained entry to the office where the two staff members were. During the robbery the staff were threatened and demands were made that the till contents and the safe be opened. They were subsequently tied up with Duct tape.  The suspect then left in an unknown direction. A significant amount of cash was stolen.

    The suspect was wearing a distinctive desert camo jacket with a cream hoodie underneath, dark tracksuit bottoms with a Liverpool logo and blue Nike runners.

    Appeal

    ● Were you in this area on the night in question?

    ● Do you remember seeing anyone fitting the suspect’s description?

    ● Do you remember seeing a man acting suspiciously in the area before or afterwards?

    Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating 059 9136620

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    Gardaí in Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred at a bookmakers on Grand Canal Street Lower on the 29/8/20.

    On the night in question two suspects were seen in the area around Grand Canal Street Lower. Suspect 1 was seen waiting down the street from the bookmakers and Suspect 2 was seen on a street adjacent.

    Suspect 1 waited until the bookmakers was about to close before entering under the half-drawn shutter. He was armed with a gun, threatened the staff member, and went behind the counter. The second suspect also entered the bookmakers at this time.

    The shutters were subsequently fully closed and the suspects and staff members proceeded to the back room where the suspects gained access to that day’s cash intake. Meanwhile another staff member appeared outside and attempted to gain entry to the premises. At this point the suspects put up the shutters. The staff member who was outside came in and the suspects fled the scene.

    Description of Suspects

    The first suspect is described as being 5 8”/5 9” in height, early to mid-20’s, with a pale complexion and a very light ginger beard.  He was wearing a dark coloured Hollister jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms, a black face mask, black cotton gloves and carrying a black and cream back pack.  He had a strong Dublin accent and was carrying a firearm.

    The second suspect was taller than the first male, approximately 5 11”/6 ft.  He was in his early to mid-20’s and was wearing a dark hooded North Face jacket, dark grey bottoms, black and white runners, a black face mask, black gloves and was carrying a black Adidas back pack with white stripes.  He had a strong Dublin accent.

    They proceeded to Macken Street where one of the suspects had hidden a bicycle.

    Appeal

    • Anyone in the Macken Street, Grand Canal Street Lower area between 9pm and 10pm on the evening of the 29th August 2020 to come forward

    • Anyone that may have seen 2 males acting suspiciously in the area. It is believed that they met up on Macken Street at approx. 9.20pm and then headed in the direction of Grand Canal Street Lower. One male was in possession of a pedal cycle and both had backpacks on and were wearing dark clothing.

    • Any motorist who may have dash cam footage available from the 29th August 2020 who was in the vicinity of Macken Street or Grand Canal Street Lower on the date in question.

    Gardaí in Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating 01 6669000

    Robbery-on-Grand-Canal-Street-Lower-29.8.20

    Gardaí at the Bridewell Garda Station are investigating a Sexual Assault that occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday the 19 November 2019. A young woman went to a café at Manor Place, Stoneybatter, Dublin. At 4.30pm (approx.) she left and began her walk home.

    The woman walked along Kirwan Street towards Grangegorman, She turned left onto Grangegorman Lower, passing the main entrance of the DIT Grangegorman campus.

    The man waited as the woman passed by the campus entrance. He then crossed the road and began to follow her along Grangegorman Lower. At 4.45pm (approx.), the woman was sexually assaulted at Grangegorman Road lower near the junction with Rathdown Road.

    The suspect then ran in the direction of Rathdown Road.

    Description of Suspect:

    Height 5’ 10’’

    Age 20’s

    Thin build

    Black hair

    White hoodie, black trousers, white runners with thick heels.

    Appeal:

    • Anyone in the vicinity of Grangegorman either prior to or during the assault, (4pm to 4.45pm).
    • Did you see a man in the vicinity matching the description?
    • The DIT Campus would have been busy and builders were working nearby
    • Did you drive the route at the relevant times?
    • We are appealing to anyone with any information to contact us
       

    Gardaí at Bridewell Garda Station are investigating tel: 01-666-8200

     Gardaí at Blessington Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Saturday 7th March 2020, at approximately 3pm.

    The victim was walking in Manor Kilbride/Blessington Road area when she was grabbed from behind by a man who assaulted her and exposed himself.

    The suspect is described as being mid to late twenties, 5'9", slim build with brown hair. He is missing his front top tooth. He had a Dublin accent and was wearing black tracksuit with grey on the shoulders.

    Gardaí at Blessington Garda Station are investigating - 045 857620

    EVOFIT - sexual assault in Blessington, Wicklow on the 7.3.20

    Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating a sexual offence that occurred at Mountjoy Square Park in the early hours of Sunday 25 August 2019.

    The victim was staying in accommodation on Talbot Street, she left her accommodation for a short time to go to a nearby shop. The victim was returning to her accommodation, crossing the road at the traffic lights at the junction of Talbot Street and Gardiner Street when two men approached her and engaged her in conversation. The three of them went to a shop before walking towards Mountjoy Square Park where the young woman was the victim of a sexual offence.

    Appeal:

    • This was a serious sexual offence on a young woman who just happened to be passing by that location in Dublin City Centre on the night of Saturday 24th August into Sunday 25th August, 2019. Gardaí acknowledge that since the last broadcasting of the reconstruction on Crimecall there has been significant progress from an investigative point of view, however the matter remains under investigation. 
    • The focus of our appeal centres on the second man that accompanies the victim along the routes shown and ultimately to the scene of the offence at Mountjoy Square Park.

    Description of Suspected Offender:

    • Smaller than 5’10
    • Blue eyes and sallow skin
    • Short, straight dark hair
    • Facial hair (not groomed)
    • Average build
    • Baggy jeans
    • Approx. 30 yrs old
    • Do you have any information about the men that were loitering on Gardiner Street/ Talbot Street on the night in question, and in particular the second man as described above? This man spoke very little, but may have had a foreign accent?
    • Did you remember seeing the victim making a purchase of alcohol in and around the Parnell Street area on the night in question?
    • Did you hear or see the men along with the victim in and around the environs of Mountjoy Square when the Sexual Offence occurred (i.e 00.45 - 01.33) on the Sunday morning. 

    Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating on 01 6668600

    Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station investigated the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body at Rusheen Bay Woods, Barna, Co. Galway on 27th September 2014. 

    Gardaí were satisfied the man died some four to six weeks prior to when his body was discovered and decomposition had set in adding to the difficulty in identifying him as there was no identification found.

    Gardaí launched an extensive investigation in the hope of identifying the remains. The assistance of Forensic Science Ireland and The University of Dundee, Scotland was required to assist with the investigation, a number of forensic & DNA testing was conducted on the remains as well as dental examinations. Doctor Christopher Rynn, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee carried out a forensic analysis on the remains and was provided with a 3D scan of the man’s skull to reconstruct the man’s face based on those findings.

    The man was described as aged between forty-three and forty-eight years old, of large build. He was wearing a leather jacket, Athletech fleece with runners. He was wearing a gold bracelet watch not currently sold in Europe. The watch brand - Caravelle by Bulova is commonly available in retail outlets in Canada / America. A representative from Bulova Watches has confirmed that this particular watch was only sold in the USA and Canada. He had a distinctive gap in his top front teeth. A single key was found along with a small sum of money in sterling and euro notes.

    Following several media appeals for information, the unidentified remains were identified as forty six year old Polish national, Teodore Bruzgo who had lived in Florida for over twenty three years but travelled to Ireland and Galway just a short time before his death.

    His family in Poland provided a DNA sample confirming the remains where Teodore’s.

    Solved – Identification of Unidentified Body Barna, Co. Galway

    The Gardaí at Kilmainham are investigating two incidents of the Hijacking unlawful seizure of a pedal cycle.

    The first of occurred at Grand Canal, Bluebell on Monday 17th August 2020 at 4.50pm (daylight).

    The incident happened at the Pinch gates along the canal close to Bluebell Community Centre. The victim was cycling towards Inchicore from Kylemore Road when, at the gates, he was stopped by four males. During this incident the victim was approached by two of the group, while the other two continued walking on.

    The victim was forced from his bicycle at knife point, and his bicycle and mobile phone were subsequently stolen. The male suspects then made their escape along the canal in the direction of the Bluebell Community centre.

    Description of property stolen:

    • The bicycle is very distinctive as you can see from the photograph. It was an electric ‘Fiddo’ bicycle, and what was even more distinctive was that the electric aspect of the bicycle was disconnected.

     Fiddo Electric Bicycle

    • The mobile phone was an Oppo F7 IMEI Number 869603035470658 – this is not a very common phone.

    Oppo F7 Mobile Phone

    Description of Suspects:

    Suspect no (1):  Late teens to early twenties, 5  5” – 5 6” in height, wore a black puffa style jacket.

    Suspect no (2): Late teens to early twenties, 5 8” – 5 9” in height, wore a red puffa style jacket, carried a knife.

    Suspects (3) and (4): Late teens to early twenties, wore dark clothing.

     

    The second crime occurred on Sunday August 23rd 2020, shortly after 1.10pm, at the same location.

    The victim was cycling along the canal walkway from the Tyrconnell road in the direction of Clondalkin. As he approached the pinch gates on the walkway his pathway was blocked by a group of male suspects. The gates are located close to the Bluebell Community Centre.

    Two of the suspects then approached the victim, while the other three members of the group continue to walk on along the cycle track.

    One suspect is believed to have had possession of a weapon, described as a pole in shape. During the course of the incident the victim was hit with the weapon, causing him to fall off his bicycle. The bicycle was then forcibly removed from the victim and the suspects made their way from the scene in the direction of the Bluebell Community Centre

    Description of Bicycle:

    Bike Specification:

    Cube Attain Pro Disc 700c Road Bike 2019 - White/Red in Large frame size

    Bike rims are now all black decals removed

    No saddle bag was on the bike at the time

    Handlebar ends are black (red in picture)

     

    Cube attain Pro Disc bicycle

    Description of Suspects: All appear to have been in their late teens. The two main suspects were wearing black puffy jackets with hoods up, leggings and scarf. Of the remaining three, one wore an orange jacket, while another wore a burgundy jacket.

     

    Appeal

    • Gardaí believe there are people in the community who know the identity of the suspects involved and would ask them to come forward with information.
    • The property stolen was distinctive, especially the Fiddo electric bicycle, cube bicycle and the Oppo phone – did anyone come into possession of these items in the intervening period?
    • This incident occurred in broad daylight in an area with a heavy footfall – are there any witnesses who may have more information or can provide better descriptions of the culprits?
    • Gardaí know that the suspects went towards Bluebell Community Centre after the crimes but would like to know if anyone saw them after that. Is there any saved dash cam footage from the dates 17th August and 23rd August, 16.30hrs – 17.30hrs & 13.00hrs – 14.00hrs respectively.
    • Gardaí believe they may have stored the stolen bicycles in a nearby location to avoid being caught in possession immediately after the crime – does anyone know where they may have stored this property, or where is this property now?

    Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 6669700

    Next of kin - Denis CurnickGardaí in Kilrush are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the next of kin of eighty six year old Denis Curnick who recently passed away on 11th September 2019 at his home in Cluain Na Mara, Kilkee, Co. Clare.

    Gardaí have established some information about Denis but have been unable to trace his next of kin or any family members, they know Denis lived in Ireland for around seventeen years, he may have been born outside London and had a brother and sister.

    He was married to Nina and had one child, both were tragically killed in a traffic collision in Sweden some years ago. Nina was believed to be from America and Denis may have spent most of life in Florida.

    Gardaí have a made numerous enquiries with relevant social welfare departments to try and ascertain further information about Denis but to no avail.

    Gardaí are asking to public to contact them if they have any information about Denis or if they ever encountered him in the past.

    Gardaí at Kilrush Garda Station are investigating tel: +353 65 908 0550

    On this month’s Traffic Segment Superintendent Eddie Golden was in studio to offer advice and information on a number of issues arising following the COVID-19 restrictions.

    Superintendent Golden advised the public on the best practice for them when approaching checkpoints to ensure safety for everyone with particular emphasis on drivers of HGV’s.

    With the reduced numbers of vehicles on the road, reports of high speeds from Go-Safe vans and members from around the country have increased. Superintendent Golden will highlight the dangers associated with speeding and indeed the penalties for such instances.

    Superintendent Golden also gave advice to pedestrians and cyclists about their safety while adhering to the 2km rule and social distancing when using the roads and footpaths.

    Superintendent Golden discussed the new legislative amendments that extend the validity of NCT/DOE certificates by four months.

    On this month’s Crimecall Superintendent Eddie Golden offered advice to all road users in relation to the new road safety campaign that urges all road users to share the roads safely as traffic levels increase, as covid-19 restrictions are eased.      

    Superintendent Golden has offered specific advice to motorcyclists as the summer months of June, July and August has traditionally shown a marked increase in both fatal and collisions involving motorcyclists.

    The number of cyclists on our roads has soared since the first Covid restrictions last March. Over the past few months the National Transport Authority has allocated €55 million to improve road infrastructure throughout the country in response.

    We went on patrol with Garda Gavin Fleet to Blackrock, Dublin to see some of the changes that have been made.

    Superintendent Eddie Golden was in studio to give advice not just to cyclists, but to all road users in terms of using the new road system safely.

    Superintendent Golden focused on the changes to our road conditions during the last six months, with roads becoming busier with cyclists, coupled with the evenings getting darker earlier and worsening weather conditions for the winter months ahead.

    He made reference to collisions involving cyclists during the previous three years. These included; fatalities, serious collisions and those involving large vehicles.

    Finally, Superintendent Golden emphasised the need to be aware of pedestrians over the coming months, especially in relation to the new road layouts and as always the need to be visible and in particular be careful when crossing the road.

    On this month’s Traffic Segment we went on patrol with Superintendent Eddie Golden to highlight the increased presence of agricultural vehicles on our roads during the current silage cutting season.

    Superintendent Golden emphasised the warning signs that will alert you to the need to be extra careful when these large agricultural vehicles are working in your area. Particular reference should me made during the months of May, June and July when statistically there is an increase in collisions involving agricultural vehicles.

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    On this month’s Crimecall Garda Adrian Corcoran was in studio to discuss An Garda Síochána’s Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign, launched, (4th December to 5th January 2021). Viewers were reminded of the focus of Mandatory Intoxicant Testing – detecting those who drive having consumed alcohol or drugs, and the Garda message – do not drive if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs or a combination of both. 

    Garda Corcoran spoke of a new trend which indicates that despite a 70% reduction in the volume of traffic during Covid -19 (currently 20%) there has been a rise in detections of Drug driving, with 2537 arrests (133%) increase up on 1192 last year.

    Viewers were reminded of the current legal situation regarding the use of E-Scooters in public places, which are considered a mechanically propelled vehicle, (M.P.V). An M.P.V under the Road Traffic Act, must be registered, taxed and insured and the driver must be at least 16 years and the holder of a driving permit or licence. Therefore those in breach can be prosecuted and brought before the courts, as can their parents or anyone who may have purchased the E-scooter.

    Finally, viewers were advised as to recent trend referred to as “Ghosting”. This trend challenges persons to lie on the roadway with a sheet placed over them in an attempt to stop oncoming traffic. While this trend is by no means wide spread Gardaí are aware of one incident and therefore want to highlight the obvious dangers associated with it and are asking parents to educate their children.

    On this month's Crimecall Garda Adrian Corcoran was in the studio to discuss pedestrian and driver safety. Garda Corcoran discussed the worrying trend that has seen 27 fatalities on Irish roads, which accounts for 20% of all fatalities. 

    Garda Corcoran explained that the restrictions that Covid has placed on public transport capacity, sports activities, has led to greater numbers of pedestrians on our roads. Furthermore Garda Corcoran explained that two thirds of fatal pedestrians occur at night and highlighted the need to be highly visible to other road users. 

    Garda Corcoran offered advice to drivers as to how they can reduce the fatalities on our roads and emphasised how road safety is a collective responsibility. 

    Garda Corcoran informed the public of An Garda Siochana's Christmas and New year Enforcement Operation 2020, due to commence on the 1 December 2020 and continue through to the new year. 

    Finally Garda Corcoran offered advice to the public in relation to the Government response to the Covid 19 Community call forum. The forum works with local forum and state agencies, community and voluntary groups to provide support or services to vulnerable persons. 

    Details can be found at www.gov.ie/communitycall.Calls will also be directed to a national phone number 0818222024.

    On this month’s Traffic Segment Superintendent Eddie Golden was in studio to inform viewers on the new Go Safe Zones being implemented by An Garda Síochána in order to make our roads a safer place for all road users.

    Superintendent Golden demonstrated with the aid of an interactive map available on the Garda website where one of these new Go Safe Zones will be located and how it will work.

    He also had two new highly affective speed guns in studio to demonstrate the upgrade in equipment being used by the Roads Policing unit. These new devices were used in recent high speed detections of up to 174km/h in parts of the country in recent weekends at a distance of over 700 metres. Superintendent Golden emphasised the fact that some of the speeds detected recently during stormy conditions were extremely dangerous.

    Finally Superintendent Golden gave advice to the public regarding the recent inactive NCT lifts. He will have an example of an incomplete NCT form which drivers should have on them if they were affected by this issue.  

    On this month’s Traffic Segment Superintendent Eddie Golden was in studio to offer advice and information to all road users in relation to a number of issues, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a significant decrease in the amount of roads users on the road, however there have been fatalities, so all road users are reminded of the road traffic legislation and encouraged to keep up good driving practices.

    On this month’s programme the Crimecall team went on patrol with Superintendent Edward Golden to demonstrate the importance of drivers observing the rules of the road specific to motorway driving.

    Superintendent Golden highlighted the correct use of the various lanes and offences that can be committed by stopping on the hard shoulder.

    The advice includes the correct lane discipline in relation to lane two and three and that these are overtaking lanes, with drivers returning to lane one.

    Superintendent Golden offered advice on the correct use of the hard shoulder when stopping is unavoidable due to breakdown. The public were advised on the correct procedure to follow in terms of getting out of their car and positioning themselves behind a collision barrier or on high ground.

    Finally, the public were advised on how to respond when sharing the road with emergency vehicles.

    Inspector Michael Harrison was in studio this month to talk about proper tyre maintenance and safety where he spoke on the following topics.

    Tyre Depth - The legal Tyre depth in Ireland is 1.6mm going into the winter months it is vital that all tyres on your vehicle have a set of tyres with at least that depth.

    Condition of Tyre - Check your tyres for any bulges, tear or any other defect that could affect your safety while driving.

    Tyre Pressure - Having the correct tyre pressure in important for your comfort, fuel efficiency and particularly your safety. It is still important that tyre pressure is checked by the driver on a monthly basis.

    Under inflated tyres - One issue a driver can have from not checking the tyre pressure is an under inflated tyre. This can be seen on a tyre that has excessive wear on the sides of the tyre. The tyre wear at an uneven rate and will wear out quicker than one that has a correct pressure.

    Over inflation - This again will affect the efficient breaking on your vehicle. Because the tyre is over inflated the drive could be unpleasant. The tyre that is over inflated will wear in the centre, less of the tyre is in contact with the road surface. Over inflated therefor will impinge on the handing of the vehicle.

    Puncture - If you are unlucky enough to get a puncture make sure that whenever you decide to change it that you do so without putting your own or someone else’s life in danger. On a motorway pull into the hard shoulder activate your hazard warning lights get out of the vehicle and call for assistance. Never attempt to change a wheel yourself on a motorway. On any other road try to find a location that is safe for you to change the wheel.

    Conclusion:

    The benefits of good tyre maintenance are you will have more control as the handling and breaking will improve. The vehicles fuel efficiency will improve and your tyres will last longer but, coming into the winter months you will reduce the risk of you been involved in a collision and putting your own life in danger and that of another road user.

    Gardaí at Rathmines are investigating the unexplained death of John Hannigan (49) that occurred on 20 February 2020 at 6.45pm. 

    John Hannigan had been admitted to St James Hospital on the Friday 3 January 2020 following his discovery in the hallway of his residence at Grosvenor Road, Rathmines Dublin 6, sometime around 6pm. 

    John Hannigan was found in a collapsed state by another resident, at which time an ambulance was called and he was conveyed to St James Hospital. Initially John Hannigan was treated on the assumption that his injuries were as a result of a fall.

    However, on the 21st February the Gardaí at Rathmines after receiving a report of his death, commenced preliminary enquiries into the circumstances. 

    The investigation is focused on whether the injuries received are as a result of a fall, as initially suspected, or an assault. 

    Movements of John Hannigan 

    The Garda investigation has established that at 1.30 pm on the 3rd January 2020 John travelled to Balally, Sandyford, Dublin 18, where he briefly met a family member. Unfortunately, Gardaí have failed to identify witnesses who may be in a position to provide an account of Mr. Hannigan’s movements between when he left his father until he was discovered in an unconscious state at his residence, at 6.30pm. 

    Garda Appeal:

    • We appealed to the public to help piece together John's movements following the New Year, the 1st, 2nd & 3rd January 2020.
    • Did he ring in the New Year with anyone?
    • Did anyone see or speak to him in the days leading up to the 3 January 2020?
    • We were especially anxious to speak to anyone that came in contact with John on the 3 January 2020. 
       

    We know John was at his address at 9am on this Friday morning and that he travelled to Balally for 1.30pm approximately.

    Did anyone see him during this time or come into contact with him? We know that John left Balally after a short interaction with a family member.  There is approximately a 5 hour period before John was discovered in the hallway of his accommodation shortly after 6pm on the 3rd January 2020.

    Did someone see John during this time?

    It has been suggested that John may have visited a local bar in Rathmines for a short period of time?

    Were you in this bar? Do you recall seeing John in there or who he was with on the 3rd January 2020?

    Any small piece of information that someone might have can help in piecing together what happened to John and how he sustained the injuries he did. 

    Gardaí at Rathmines Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6700

    Unidentified Remains – Facial ReconstructionOn 9 August, 2017 the body of a female was found washed up on the shore near to Helensdale Cottage, Drummore, Dumfries and Galloway, by members of the public.  The body was found to be badly decomposed and had clearly been in the water for some considerable time.  Police Scotland commenced inquiries and over the following weeks and months, efforts to identify the body were carried out both locally and nationally, however without success.

    In 2019 details of the case were sent to Liverpool John Moores University for a facial reconstruction to be carried out.  This work has now been completed.  The attached reconstruction is now being circulated nationwide in a further effort to identify the female. 

    Detective Sergeant Nadine Scott at Stranraer said: "Missing person reports across both the UK and internationally have been checked without success.  The work by the Liverpool John Moores University has provided us with a facial reconstruction of a woman, not a portrait of the face of the person, but a representation of the face based on detail provided from the remains of the body.  Other information about the woman would indicate that she was about 4'11" tall, and about 7.5 stones in weight.  Her age is estimated to be young to middle-aged.  When she was found she was wearing jeans, size 10 and pants which had a 'Harry Potter' logo on them.