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Aggravated Burglary, Kylemore Road, Dublin on the 17/12/19

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