Criminals offer to return Lisa’s jewels for €100k
Published 31/08/2011 | 08:32
Four different criminals have contacted celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean offering to sell him back €1.5m in jewellery stolen from his fiancée Lisa Murphy.
The first sinister contact came just two weeks after the burglary in which Ms Murphy (38) was tied up and terrified by the gang at her luxurious Drayton Manor home at Three Mile Water, Co Wicklow.
She suffered shock, cuts and bruising after the four man masked gang – one of whom had a knife - threatened her and tied her up while they went through her house for valuables.
Included in their €1.5m haul was her €500,000 engagement ring from Michael Flatley, another engagement ring from Gerald Kean, which they tore off her finger and other valuable pieces of jewelry.
Sources close to the couple today revealed to the Daily Mail that Mr Kean had been approached and told that for €100,000 he could get the valuables back. A separate criminal offered to do it for €75,000.
The calls were all made to Mr Kean at his business address on Pembroke Street, Dublin and he had reported them to the gardai.
Despite her ordeal, Ms Murphy, who owns a beauty salon is recovering well and is refusing to curtail her social outings.
At the time of a Crimecall programme on the robbery in June. Mr Kean said he hoped the appeal would make it impossible for the gang involved to offload the items -- which were not insured.
"I can't see them ever getting rid of these valuables in Ireland. It would be great if they were caught and I'm very confident in everything the gardai are doing," he said.