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Aggravated Burglary, Grand Canal Area, Dublin 4 on the 17/12/22

Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at an apartment in the Grand Canal Area, Dublin 4 shortly before 11pm on Saturday 17th December 2022. 

On the night in question, the injured parties had gone to bed for the night and had left a downstairs window of their apartment open.  On hearing a noise, the injured party went to the kitchen area, where he was confronted by a male with a knife.  A struggle ensued between the injured party and the suspect and the male suspect subsequently left the house through the downstairs window, empty handed.

After the incident, the suspect picked up a blue shopping bag from outside the apartment and put on a face mask.  The suspect ran towards the Grand Canal Basin and into an underground car park, continuing onto Macken Street.  The injured party also put on a black body warmer. 

Description of Suspect

  • In his thirties
  • Approximately 5’10/5’11” in height
  • Irish Accent
  • Grey and black jacket, black woollen hat, dark blue jeans, white runners. He later put on a face mask and a black body warmer 

Garda Appeal

  • Do you recognise the man in the Evofit?
  • Were you in the Macken Street / Grand Canal Dock / Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2 area of Dublin 2 on Saturday night the 17th of December?
  • Were you on Ringsend Road, Dublin 4 on this night?
  • Do you recall seeing a male in his 30’s wearing a grey and black jacket and carrying a blue bag?
  • Do you recall seeing a male matching this description and putting on a black body warmer?
  • Did you see a knife or notice any person discarding a knife in that general area?
  • Did anybody discuss this incident with you, since the crime occurred? 

Irishtown Garda Station investigating. Tel: 01-6669600