Bomb Kilcronan Ave Clondalkin

The Army has made safe a viable explosive device today in Kilcronan Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

The request was made for the bomb disposal team to attend at 2pm by the local Gardaí­.

The device was found outside the building. The Bomb Disposal team made the device safe by carrying out a controlled explosion at around 3:15pm.

The device has been removed to be sent for further technical examination.

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Assault Drumcondra Road

Gardaí at Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station are investigating a serious assault that occurred shortly after 10 p.m. last night, Friday 13th May, 2011 on the Lower Drumcondra Road.

A 16 year old youth sustained serious injuries and was removed to the Mater Hospital.

The scene is currently preserved.

Anyone who may have witnessed this assault or who may have information is asked to contact Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station 01- 666 8400, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Garda Press & Public Relations Office.

Burglary Naas

Gardaí­ at Naas investigating a burglary are seeking assistance from the public.

A burglary took place at a premises in Naas in the early hours of Thursday, 5th May 2011. During the course of this burglary 12 boxes of sirloin steak and 34 boxes of fillet steak were stolen – they were in vacuum pack form.

The meat has a sale value of €20,000.

Any member of the public or business who was offered either of these meat varieties for sale under unusual circumstances are asked to contact Gardaí­ at Naas on 045 884300, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Bank Robbery Rathfarnham Shopping Centre

Gardaí at Rathfarnham investigating a bank robbery at the Rathfarnham Shopping Centre yesterday (3/5/11) have arrested two men in the Dublin 8 area this morning (4/5/11).

At approximately 12 noon yesterday (3/4/11) a lone gunman entered the Bank branch and demanded money from the cashier. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and was observed getting into a small blue car which was located a short time later. No shots were fired and no persons injured.

In a follow-up operation this morning two men were arrested ( mid 30’s/ early 40’s) in connection with this incident. They are both being detained at Rathfarnham Garda Station under Section 30 Offences the State Act 1939.

Investigations are continuing.

Garda Press Office.

ATM Raid in Wicklow

At approximately 5.45am this morning, 1/5/11, 6 men were seen using a digger to remove an ATM machine from the wall outside the Bank of Ireland in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.

Vehicles used in this theft are a black Mitsubishi Pajero registration 03 CN 712 stolen overnight in Tullow Co. Carlow, a silver Toyota Landcruiser 06kk946 stolen overnight from Castledermot Co. Carlow, a tractor & trailor unit (90 WX 4156) stolen overnight from Clonegal, Co. Wexford and a digger described as a Koulco, Longarmed digger.

All these vehicles were left at the scene and the offenders left in a dark coloured car – no better description. It was driven towards the Aughrim Road. It is believed that they had at least 1 firearm.

We are unaware of the amount of cash taken at this time.

No-one was injured during the incident.

There was believed to be a number of members of the public in and around the Tinahely area at the time and anyone with information to offer is asked to contact Gardaí at Baltinglass on 059 6482610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

We are making a similar request regarding all vehicles used in the theft and anyone who may have witnessed them being stolen or on route to the crime scene are asked to contact the same numbers.