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Aggravated Burglary, Collinswood Estate, Dublin 9 on 5/12/21

Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary at a private residence that occurred at Collinswood Estate, Dublin 9 at approximately 7.30pm on Sunday 5 December 2021.

On the date in question, a man returned home with his children after a weekend away. He entered the house alone and immediately heard a noise upstairs. He proceeded upstairs and approached his bedroom, he saw a man there and that the room had been ransacked. The injured party was then approached by the man holding a screwdriver, who then threatened to stab him.  

The injured party left the house ordering the male to leave. He went and stood by his car looking at the front door but nobody exited. He then heard his side gate opening and banging against the wall. The same man who had been upstairs in the house, exited and walked passed the injured party, again threatening him.  The suspect continued out the driveway and up the road. Another male then exited, limping and calling out to the first male who he called “Conor” and requested help as he suspected he had broken his leg. The first suspect came back and helped the injured man. 

The two males walked up the road, discarded the screwdriver and entered into a navy blue BMW X1. The injured man was helped into the car by another male, the driver of the BMW.  The BMW then drove off out of Collinswood Estate, turning right in the direction of Whitehall. 

Items Taken during the course of the Aggravated Burglary 

  • 1 gold man’s watch
  • Gold necklace
  • Silver and gold Citizen watch with name, date of birth and mam and dad inscribed on the back
  • Silver bracelet 

Description of Suspects: 

Suspect 1:

The first suspect is described as being in his early 20s, 5’10’’, average build. He wore dark clothing with his hood up. He wore a snood and had a black mask and gloves. He carried a screwdriver with orange, yellow and black handle, in his right hand.  He spoke with a Dublin accent.

Suspect 2:       

The second suspect is described as early 20s, approximately 5’10’’, average build, wearing dark clothing with his hood up. He had a black mask and gloves and spoke with a Dublin accent. 

Suspect 3:        

The third suspect is described as 6 ft. He wore dark clothing. 

Garda Appeal 

  • - Were you in the Collinswood Estate, Dublin on Sunday 5th December between 7 and 7.35pm. 
  • - Did you see a navy Blue BMW X1 series, arriving, driving or parked up in the estate?
  • - On leaving Collinswood Estate, this vehicle turned right onto Collins Avenue, in the direction of Whitehall, do you know where it went from here?  
  • - Did you see any of the three suspects?
  • - Do you recognise the man on the CCTV footage?
  • - Do you recognise the voice of the man on the footage?
  • - Do you have any information on a male who suffered an unexplained leg injury on or around Sunday 5 December 2021?
  • - Anyone with any information in relation to this incident please contact Gardai. 

Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station investigating tel: (01) 666 4800