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Aggravated Burglary, Aghnaharna Estate, Portlaoise 7/3/22

Gardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary at a private residence that occurred at Aghnaharna Estate, Portlaoise at approximately 8pm on 7 March 2022. 

On the date in question, three sisters were in the house when a male called to the house asking if they had ordered pizza. After being told they hadn’t, the male left and the door was closed. A few moments later, the male reappeared with two other male suspects and entered the house through the front door. Two of the males went upstairs to the sisters who were in their bedrooms.  One of the suspects was carrying a screwdriver.  The upstairs of the house was searched and a sum of money was found and taken.  The third male went into a downstairs room where the third sister was present. On seeing the suspect, she let out a scream and the man ran out of the house.  The two other men quickly followed and ran from upstairs. 

It is thought, the three suspects entered a dark coloured, Opel Zafira and left the estate.  

Description of Suspects: 

All three suspects were described as the following: 

  • Aged in their 20’s
  • Average height
  • Slim build
  • Dressed all in black
  • Possible Eastern European accent 

Garda Appeal 

  • - Where you in the Aghnaharna Estate, Portlaoise on the 7th March 2022 between 7.30 and 8.30pm
  • - Did you see three men dressed in dark coloured clothing in the area.
  • - Did you hear anyone in the estate around this time that may have been speaking with an Eastern European accent?
  • - Did you notice a dark coloured Opel Zafira, parked up in the estate.
  • - Where you travelling outbound towards Portlaoise on the Southern Circular Road, known locally as Timahoe Road, Stradbally Road or Dublin Road? Did you notice the suspect dark coloured Opel Zafira or do you have dash cam footage that may assist the investigation?
  • - Do you live in the area and did you have person(s) calling on the pretence of delivering pizza? 

Portlaoise Garda Station investigating. Tel: 057-8674100