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May 25

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

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

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 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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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

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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

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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

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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