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23 March 2020

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.


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 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.


  • 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

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

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.

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 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

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 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

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.