ch month this long-running, popular programme uses reconstructions, CCTV footage and live studio appeals to look for information from the public, to help with Garda investigations. Calls to the programme have helped lead to numerous convictions over the previous 12 series.

MURDER OF TOM OLIVER

Gardaí in Ardee are investigating the murder of 43 year old Tom Oliver in July, 1991. 

Tom Oliver was a father of seven and a well known, highly respected member of his local community in the Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth.

On 18th July, he was at home working on his farm in Riverstown, Co. Louth. In the early hours of 19th July, at around 1am, he left the family home to attend a calving cow. Gardaí believe Tom was abducted from his farm at around 1.30am. His car was found in a nearby field and he was reported missing at 6am that morning. 

His body was found a short time later by the RUC and British army in the small village of Belleeks in south Armagh. He had been shot a number of times. 

The murder of Tom Oliver had a drastic affect on the community in the Cooley Peninsula and Gardaí believe that the answers to his abduction and murder lie within the local community.
 

 
Appeal points:

  • Do you have any information about a 1978 black Toyota Carina that was purchased by three men in the Knockbridge area of Co. Louth just off the Ardee to Dundalk Road some weeks before Tom Oliver’s murder? The car was  in poor condition and its registration was UIR 919. Gardaí believe that this car was in the Cooley area at the time of Tom Oliver’s abduction.
  • Were you present at the purchase of the car? The three men involved in buying the Carina have never been identified. Gardaí want to hear from you if you have any information.
  • Did you see the Toyota Carina being stored, perhaps in the Louth area, in the weeks leading to 19th July, 1991? 
  • If you have any information at all about the abduction and murder of Tom Oliver, Gardaí are urging you to come forward. 
  • Gardaí are hoping that with the passage of time and a change in personal circumstances that someone may now be in a position to come forward who may previously have been reluctant to.

Gardaí in Ardee are investigating. Telephone 041 685 3222.

MURDER OF MICHAEL CROWE

Gardaí in Newbridge, Co. Kildare are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of 81 year old Michael Crowe, who died as a result of an arson attack on his home in Pairc Mhuire in the early hours of 4th October 2009.

Michael had spent the evening watching TV at home with his wife Betty and son, Tomás. They went to bed before midnight and around 2am were woken when a brick was thrown through a window at the front of the house. Gardaí were called to the house and spoke with the family. Soon afterwards the family went back to bed.

Then, at around 6am, Tómas was woken by a loud bang. A fire had been deliberately started in the hallway and was racing up the stairs. Tomás immediately went to the aid of his parents and, with the assistance of neighbours, Betty managed to escape through a bedroom window. Tómas fell to the ground from the same window before he was able to further assist his father. Michael was unable to escape the house and subsequently lost his life in the fire.

On Crimecall, Tómas and the extended Crowe family spoke of the life changing impact that the fire has had on their lives. They also renewed their appeal for information from the public to assist this investigation.  

Appeal points:

  • Were you in the Newbridge area that night? Did you notice anything unusual in the vicinity of Pairc Mhuire between 2am and 6am?

  • A group of three men were seen around Pairc Mhuire in the early hours of the 4th October. They have never been identified and have never come forward. If you have any information, please contact gardaí.

  • Gardaí believe an accelerant was thrown through the hole that was made in the window of the house earlier in the night. Did you see anything unusual in the vicinity of the Crowe house?

  • There is a substantial reward being offered by Crimestoppers for any information which significantly assists the investigation.

Gardaí in Newbridge are investigating. Telephone 045 431 212.

 

CASH IN TRANSIT ROBBERY: GLASNEVIN

Gardaí at Mountjoy station are investigating a cash in transit robbery in Glasnevin, Dublin on 13th September 2017 at around 3.40pm.

The security van driver was making a deposit at a bank on Mobhi Road when a silver Sean Leon car, registration number 02 DL9127 was captured on CCTV pulling up behind the security van. A man armed with a wheelbrace got out of the rear passenger seat and ran towards the driver demanding the cash box. The security driver dropped the box and the man grabbed it and ran back to the waiting car.

The Seat Leon made its getaway along Fairfield road, down Daneswell Road and left onto Botanic Avenue. It then continued onto Botanic Road where it was captured on CCTV passing the Tolka House pub. It drove into the Bon Secours Hospital and was abandoned at the back of the hospital where it was set alight by the driver. Both men then ran up a laneway on the edge of the Haven estate which leads to Church Avenue.
 

Description of Suspect 1

  • 20 – 30 years old
  • 5’6’’ – 5’8’’
  • Slim build
  • Wearing a light grey jumper and dark bottoms
  • Black runners with white sole

Description of Suspect 2 (the driver)

  • 20 – 30 years old
  • 5’6’’ – 5’8’’
  • Slim build
  • Black or dark navy jumper with black bottoms
  • Black runners with white sole

Appeal points:

  • Were you in the Botanic Road or Fairfield Road area of Glasnevin on the afternoon of  13th September 2017? Did you see a silver Seat Leon car, registration number 02 DL9127?
  • Did you see the Seat Leon registration 02 DL9127 between 9th August and 13th August? Was it parked in your area, perhaps in an underground car park, or on your road?
  • The cash box has not yet been recovered – Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information about this to come forward.
  • Did you see two men matching the suspects’ description on the afternoon of 13th August after they exited Church Avenue?

Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating. Telephone 01 6668600.

MISSING PERSON

Gardaí in the Bridewell station in Dublin are investigating the disappearance of 22 year old Agneska Sustitskaja who is missing since 9th August 2017. She is originally from Estonia.

Agneska was homeless at the time of her disappearance and was last reported to be going to a nearby supermarket on Parnell Street, Dublin 1.

Agneska is described as:

  • 5’ 4’’ in height
  • Slim build
  • Blonde hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Last seen wearing a blue jacket over a black sports top with red roses on it, black sports trousers and red runners. 

Gardaí are concerned for Agneska’s safety and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Gardaí at the Bridewell station are investigating. Telephone 01 666 8200.

  

 

HIT AND RUN COLLISION: SWORDS

Gardaí in Swords are investigating a hit and run collision that occurred in the early hours of 10th September 2017 on the St. Margaret's Road, Swords where a motorcyclist was seriously injured.

The motorcyclist was travelling from the R122 in the direction of the Naul Road when the collision occurred at the part of the road where road works were being conducted. Following a forensic investigation, gardaí believe a Ford Focus car, possibly a 2004-2008 model was involved in the collision but failed to remain at the scene.

The driver of the motorcyclist is still recovering from his injuries. If you have any information, Gardaí are appealing for you to come forward.

Gardaí in Swords are investigating. Telephone 01 666 4700.