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sines of the times Manhunt begins for thieves who stole £1m worth of jewellery from Kinahan cartel's UK 'fixer'

A video has been circulated of an Irishman making a dire warning to the burglars

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Maurice 'Fred' Sines came to Dublin for David Byrne's funeral

Maurice 'Fred' Sines came to Dublin for David Byrne's funeral

Maurice 'Fred' Sines came to Dublin for David Byrne's funeral

A hunt is underway for the men who claim to have stolen Stg£1 million worth of jewellery from the Kinahan cartel's UK fixer.

Millionaire businessman Maurice 'Fred' Sines, who has been named in the High Court as having close links to Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh, is said to have been the target of the smash-and-grab raid.

In a video circulating on social media, an appeal for help in tracing the thieves also comes with a dire warning for the perpetrators.

An Irishman who identifies himself by name makes the appeal for help for the Sines family, because, he says, "they would give us help."

"That's Fred Sines' place broke into [sic], watches took, safe took, a million pounds worth of jewellery, I think. So, if anybody knows anything let us know. If you've been offered any watches, all the serial numbers is there, everything is there."

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Footage of the robbery caught on CCTV cameras.

Footage of the robbery caught on CCTV cameras.

Footage of the robbery caught on CCTV cameras.

Then he adds a sinister warning: "The consequences are going to be high for the fellas that done this, I'll tell you that. So, if anyone knows anything, boys, they are very good friends of ours, Fred Sines and his son, you know what I mean."

"If you know any f***ing thing, let us know and we'll pass it on. Whoever done this is definitely going to be in big, big bother."

It is also suggested in the video that at least one of the raiders had inside knowledge.

"You can see they way they got around the offices and that - any help at all boys, I'd really appreciate it. These men would give us help, that's the way we got to look at it," the man says in the video.

In a clip, three hooded men are seen entering through sliding doors which have been smashed open with a sledge hammer.

They have hoods up pulled tight, their faces are masked and were wearing gloves.

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Footage of the robbery caught on CCTV cameras.

Footage of the robbery caught on CCTV cameras.

Footage of the robbery caught on CCTV cameras.

One of the men appears to know exactly where to go and the video shot switches to an internal CCTV camera.

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It ends with a clip of a car pulling up outside the building where a safe has been thrown on to the ground. The burglars then run from the building and bundle the safe into the car.

Maurice 'Fred' Sines has been linked by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) to the crime network controlled by Kinahan cartel boss Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh.

He is known to have been a close friend of the Byrne family and appeared in Dublin for David Byrne's funeral in what was a Kinahan cartel show of strength.

Sines is also the director of a company which bought a house at Raleigh Square in Crumlin, close to the family home of the Byrnes.

On one occasion, Sines brought his €300,000 Rolls Royce to Ireland where it was used to bring Liam Byrne's son Lee to his Debs ball.

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Liam Byrne posted holiday pics on his Instagram.

Liam Byrne posted holiday pics on his Instagram.

Liam Byrne posted holiday pics on his Instagram.

In the High Court, the CAB claimed Sines and fellow director James Crickmore "are regular visitors to Dublin, at which time they are in the company of members of the organised crime gang".

It was claimed: "They stay at the Westbury Hotel, where it has been established that Liam Byrne has paid for some of their stays.

"They featured prominently at the funeral of Liam's brother David Byrne, who was shot dead in February 2016 at Dublin's Regency Hotel.

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David Byrne dead on the floor of the Regency Hotel

David Byrne dead on the floor of the Regency Hotel

David Byrne dead on the floor of the Regency Hotel

"Maurice Sines is pictured wearing the same suit as other leading figures in the organised crime gang.

"This is believed to be a display of solidarity by the wider Kinahan organised crime gang and an indication of the level of trust he holds within this group.

"James Crickmore's company also transferred funds electronically to LS Active Car Sales' bank account, providing seed capital for the business to start trading.

"On early compliance visits, Liam Byrne stated that James Crickmore was providing vehicles to him on a 'sale or return' basis, a scheme used by criminals in the motor industry.

"James Crickmore and Maurice Sines are also under investigation for their involvement in an ongoing VAT and VRT fraud in the UK. Both have acquired significant wealth, which they flaunt."

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David Byrne was gunned down at the Regency Hotel.

David Byrne was gunned down at the Regency Hotel.

David Byrne was gunned down at the Regency Hotel.

Both men were also linked to massive betting scam in 2009 and banned from horse-racing for 14 years.

The pair have previously been accused in the UK of conspiracy to cheat the public revenue, laundering the proceeds of crime and being members of an organised crime group.

In a recent court case Sines was given an eight-month suspended sentence after taking police on a high-speed chase in his €450,000 Rolls Royce in May 2018.

He tried to claim he was having sex in the back and ordered his driver not to stop because he didn't want his wife to find out.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom, which was actually being driven by Sines, sped off through a nearby estate with cops in pursuit.

Fred Sines promotes himself as self-made millionaire who runs a number of caravan parks in the UK, according to his company website.

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