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Cash In Transit robbery at Bayside Shopping Centre on the 21/4/17

The Gardaí at Howth Garda Station, are investigating a cash in transit Robbery that occurred on Friday 21st April 2017 at approximately 11.45am.

The security van was making a delivery at Bayside Shopping Centre and parked on the road beside the local shop. At the same time a black Opel Vectra car registration number 01D31373 drove past the security van and made a u-turn before parking a short distance behind the van on Bayside Boulavard East.

As the security guard was taking a cash box into the shop a man got out of the rear passenger seat of the Opel Vectra car and ran towards the security guard. He was armed with a handgun and pointed it at him. He told him to drop the cash box. The man picked up the box and ran to the waiting Opel Vectra car and got into the rear passenger seat.

The Opel Vectra car drove into Bayside Train Station at Sutton Park, two men got out of the car and used a consaw in an attempt to open the cash box. An amount of coloured dye exploded in the box. The men put the cash into a bag and fled on foot through an underpass from the train station leading to Seagrange Park. They walked along the footpath adjacent to the train station towards Seacliffe Drive. There was a continuous trail of blue dye from the train station to Seacliffe Drive where it ends.

Description of Suspects:

• Suspect 1: 
# White Male
# 5”8” to 5”9” in Height
# Slim Build
# Grey Tracksuit 
# Beige Baseball Cap
# Dark Runners with white sole
# Dark Gloves

• Suspect 2: 

# White Male
# 5'6” to 5'8” in Height
# Heavy Build
# Green Puffa Jacket with Hood Up
# Grey Beanie Hat
# Dark Scarf
# Driver of Opel Vectra Car
# Carried Consaw in left hand

Appeal:

• Gardaí appealed to anyone in the Bayside / Sutton Park / Tonlegee Road or the Kilbarrack Road area on the morning of Friday 21st April 2017 who may have seen the black Opel Vectra Car registration number 01D31373.

• Gardaí appealed to anyone at Bayside Train Station and Seacliffe Drive area at approximately 11.50am who saw two men carrying a bag and a consaw. Gardaí were particularly interested in the movements of the two men at Seacliffe Drive and believe they may have got into a second car here.

• Gardaí appealed to retailers, vendors etc who have received €20 notes with blue dye on them to come forward.

• Gardaí appealed to anyone with information in relation to this crime to come forward.

Gardaí at Howth Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6664900

Crime Prevention - Summertime Burglaries

On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Amanda Flood was in studio to discuss Summertime Burglaries and give advice and tips to members of the public on how best to keep their property safe during the summer months.

Crime Prevention

Death of Glen Clarke on the 2/12/16

The Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of twenty six year old Glen Clarke on Friday 2nd December 2016 at Riverdale Estate, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Glen was discovered by members of the public in the driver’s seat of an Opel Zafira. He had received a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead in hospital some hours later. Gardaí believe Glen was in the car for a number of hours from around 8pm on Thursday 1st December to 1am on the 2nd December. The engine was running and the windows were fogged. Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Riverdale estate, a residential area, to come forward.

Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6667800

Drugs - FENTANYL

Drugs - Fentanyl Detective Superintendent Tony Howard from the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau was in studio to raise awareness about a highly toxic synthetic opioid known as Fentanyl, which is one hundred times more potent than heroin and cocaine. It is used as a mixing agent for these types of drugs and poses serious risks to drug users, first responders, and members of public if they come into contact with the substance.

EVOFIT - Burglary at Thomastown, Kilkenny on the 7/12/16

Evofit - Thomastown May 2017

The Gardaí at Thomastown Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at approximately 3pm.
 
The victim was at home when she saw two men in the driveway of her house and as she walked towards the front door to find out who they were she was approached by the men who came into the hallway. The men attempted to push past the woman and told her they were looking for money.

A detailed EVOFIT was compiled based on a description of one of the men. He was described as small in height of stocky build, he had a half moon shape on the side of his head, his hair was cut very tight but it was dark brown in colour. He wore high visibility type jacket, light coloured trousers with work boots. The second man is described as similar height and build, wearing slate grey tracksuit bottoms with stripes down the leg with well worn looking runners.  
 
       Gardaí at Thomastown Garda Station are investigating Phone 056 7754150

EVOFIT - Trespassing at St. Martin's Row, Chapelizod, Dublin on the 3/5/17

Evofit - Chapelizod May 2017

The Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating an incident of trespassing that occurred on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 11.20pm at Martin’s Row, Chapelizod, Dublin 10.

A woman answered a knock on the door of her house, there was a man at the door that was unknown to her. He asked her for directions to Castleknock and attempted to coax her out of the house to show him. When she refused this man attempted to force his way into the house. The woman’s friend heard the commotion and came out and the man fled on foot.

He is described as having sallow skin, thick eyebrows and a non-Irish appearance with a Dublin accent.  A detailed EVOFIT was compiled based on the description provided.
  
       Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6667200

Fraud – Invoice Redirect

Detective Superintendent Gerard Walsh from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau was in studio to talk about a scam known as “Invoice Redirect”. One form of Invoice redirection is when fraudsters use information posted online and on social media accounts. One example of this type of fraud see accounts departments in companies being sent an email asking to change banking details for an existing creditor for payment of an invoice and typically the sender’s email address will look almost identical to the genuine one with just a letter or a dot in the wrong place.

Gerry offered advice to individuals, retailers and companies on how to prevent such a scam.

Gardaí at the National Economic Crime Bureau are investigating

Gardaí at National Economic Crime Bureau are investigating Phone 01 6663776

Garda National Diversity Office

Sergeant Dave McInerney from the Garda Bureau of Community, Diversity and Integration, who has over sixteen years experience working with minority groups in Ireland talked to Crimecall about the benefits of constant community engagement with Minority groups in Ireland. In 2001 only 3% of the population in Ireland was described as a minority group, now that population has increased to almost 12%. Minority groups are people who are perceived as different from the majority of the population, such as a black person, a member of the travelling or LGBT community, or a Muslim, their difference makes them vulnerable and that in turn can lead to crime being committed against them. Minority groups, such as asylum seekers or refugees may not trust a police force and Sergeant McInerney encouraged all members of minority groups to engage with their local Gardaí if they need help, advice or assistance.

Sergeant Dave McInerney, Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office liaising with the Muslim communities on this month's Crimecall is available here.

Murder of Antoinette Smith

Antoinette Smith

Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating the murder of twenty seven year old Antoinette Smith, whose remains were discovered at Glendoo Mountain, near the Lemass monument close to Glencree/Enniskerry, on the 3rd April 1988.

On Saturday 11th July 1987 Antoinette and a friend attended the David Bowie concert at Slane, Co. Meath. They returned to Dublin by bus, arriving at Parnell Square at around 11pm. They went to the La Mirage Discotheque on Parnell Street. While in the club they met two men that they knew. They joined the men’s company and remained with them until they all left shortly after 2am.

Antoinette’s friend parted company when they left the club. Antoinette remained for some time and spoke to the two men until all three walked the short distance to the taxi rank on O’Connell Street. The men got a taxi to the Ballymun area, while Antoinette continued to walk by the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street towards O’Connell Street Bridge.

Antoinette was subsequently reported missing to Gardaí by her husband. She remained missing for nine months until her remains were discovered on Glendoo Mountains.

Lisa was a mother of two young children, Lisa who was only 7 years old and Rachel who was only 3 years old at the time of their mother’s disappearance. The Crimecall team spoke to Lisa & Rachel who appealed for answers thirty years after the murder of their mother.
 
Appeal:

• Gardaí appealed to those who may have information since 1987, or who have come into possession of information in the intervening years to come forward.

• Gardaí urged individuals, who thirty years on, may want to come forward to do so, especially if relationships/associations may have changed over the years.

• Gardaí were anxious to assure the public that they will treat anyone assisting the investigation in a sensitive manner.

Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6665300

Traffic

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss the summer months ahead which traditionally carry a higher risk on the roads. The contributing factors are people on holidays, schools off, visitors from foreign countries, increased presence of agricultural vehicles, and the “feel good factor” due to the summer months and fine weather.

Garda Cloughley also discussed the more vulnerable road users including, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists of which there have been an increase in fatalities, and potentially may increase over the coming months.

Traffic information