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Robbery and abduction at Irishtown, Dublin on the 4/1/10 - arrests

Operational Search on the 18th February 2010 in relation to the Tiger Kidnapping at O’Connell Gardens on the 4th January 2010.

Gardai from Dublin South Central Division supported by NBCI, SDU and OCU conducted 18 searches in Counties Dublin, Meath and Wexford as part of our on-going investigation with the false imprisonment in the Irishtown Sub District on the 4th January 2010. This operation commenced this morning the 18th February 2010 at 6.00hrs.

Seven persons have been arrested (5 males and 2 female (25-35yrs)) and are currently detained at  Donnybrook, Pearse Street, Harcourt Terrace, Kevin Street and Kilmainham, Crumlin, Irishtown Garda Stations. They are being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007. 

No further information available at this time.

Previous Press releases below.



Garda Press Office



Further appeal for information following a Robbery and Abduction in Dublin on 4th January 2010.

Superintendent Finbarr O’Brien speaking following this evening's crime conference at Irishtown Garda Station has appealed to the public for information regarding any sightings of two vehicles used during and in the days prior to this incident. 

1. A white Renault Kangoo Van bearing the registration number 98 D 29588. This vehicle was driven by the security man and recovered in the Drumcondra area. The van was stolen  in the Dublin area in December 2009. 

2. A Silver Toyota Verso people carrier bearing the registration number 05 KE 6457. This vehicle was used to carry the family of the security man before being recovered at New Vale Crescent, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Irishtown Garda Station on 01 6669600, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.


Previous release attached refers.



Garda Press Office.




At about 6.30 a.m. this morning, the 4 January 2010, a number of armed men forced their way into a house off Bath Avenue, Irishtown. The family who occupies the house, an employee of a security company, his mother and niece, were held hostage.

Sometime later, it appears the mother and the niece were taken from the house.  No vehicle description is available at this time.

The employee of the security company operating under duress went to the Bank of  Ireland in O'Connell Street at around 11.30am where a security van was making a delivery.

The employee obtained a quantity of cash from the delivery van and was directed to go to a location in Drumcondra in a white Renault van. The employee left the vehicle which contained the quantity of cash at that location.

The alarm was raised and Gardaí became aware of the incident. The mother and niece were later released unharmed in Shankill at 12.30p.m.

The employee of the security company went into Bray Garda Station at 2p.m.

Gardai would like to talk to anyone who was in the O'Connell Gardens area of Irishtown this morning 4 January 2010.

The investigation is being led by Superintendent Finbarr O'Brien, Donnybrook, assisted by members from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Garda Technical Bureau.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Irishtown Garda Station on 01 666 9600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

There are no further details at this time.



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