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D9 incident Gardaí seeking three suspects in connection with aggravated burglary in Dublin

One suspect appeared to have broken his leg during the Dublin 9 burglary

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Picture: Garda Press Office

Picture: Garda Press Office

Picture: Garda Press Office

Gardaí are seeking three suspects in connection with an aggravated burglary which took place in Dublin 9 on Sunday December 5th.

At approximately 7.30pm a man returned to his home at Collinswood Estate with his children after a weekend away.

After entering the house alone he heard a noise upstairs and when he approached his bedroom he found a man standing in the ransacked room.

The householder was then approached by the man, who was holding a screwdriver and threatened to stab him.

The householder then left the house ordering the suspect to leave.

He went and stood by his car looking at the front door but nobody left.

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 past the householder once 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 suspect.

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.

1 gold man’s watch, a gold necklace, a silver bracelet and a silver and gold Citizen watch with name, date of birth and ‘mam and dad’ inscribed on the back were taken during the burglary.

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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.

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.

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

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Collinswood Estate, Dublin on Sunday 5th December between 7 and 7.35pm to come forward.

They have also asked if anyone who saw a navy Blue BMW X1 series, arriving, driving or parked up in the estate to come forward.

Anyone who recognises the suspects, or who knows of a man who suffered an unexplained leg injury around December 5th to get in touch with Gardaí.

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

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