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Aggravated Burglary , Kilkenny City on the 20/11/21

Gardaí at Kilkenny are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at the Golf Links Road, Kilkenny between 9.30pm and 10:30 pm on the 20 November 2021. 

The injured party was home alone, at approximately 9:30pm there was a knock at the door. When he answered there were two men waiting outside. He asked them what they wanted and the suspects proceeded to injure the injured party and demanded access to a car that was in his garage. 

When they couldn’t get into the garage one of the suspects used the injured party’s van to ram the garage door. When he got inside he searched the car believing that there was something of value hidden inside. The second suspect remained with the injured party. 

Nothing of value was found in the car at the garage. The suspects again caused injury to the   injured party in an attempt to withdraw information from him. They eventually left in the injured parties Red Citroen Berlingo van. This van was abandoned by the suspects 1.5miles away on the N10, Hebron Road, Kilkenny. 

Because of the seriousness of his injuries the injured party was not able to raise the alarm until the next morning when an expected visitor arrived at the house. 

Description of Suspect 1:

  • Height - 5 5”
  • Accent - Kilkenny / Carlow
  • Age – 25 / 30 years
  • Eyes – brown
  • Dark clothing 

Description of Suspect 2:

  • Height – 5 10”
  • Accent - Kilkenny / Carlow
  • Age – 30 years
  • Eyes – brown
  • Dark clothing 

 Garda Appeal

  • Did you travel along the Golf Links Road, Kilkenny area between 9pm and 11pm on the 20/11/21?
  • If you did travel on the Golf Links road do you have dash cam footage?
  • Were you in the vicinity of the link road that leads to the motorway? Did you see the red Citroen Berlingo van being abandoned?
  • Do you have any information in relation to the suspects or their identity? Did you notice any odd or out of character behaviour the following day or do you know of someone who is unable to account for their movements? It may be that the nature of this incident has been a talking point amongst those suspected of being involved? 

Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station, Investigating tel: (056) 777 5000