Monday 18 December 2017

Gardai in trawl of phone calls for raid clue

Shane Hickey and Elaine Keogh

GARDAI are examining phone records in an attempt to track down a five-man gang who were behind the tiger kidnapping of an An Post clerk, his fiancee and their 10-week-old daughter.

Warren Nawn and his partner Jean Marie Matthews from Drogheda, Co Louth, were last night recovering following the ordeal in which he was forced to hand over up to €600,000 to a Dublin-based gang.

The pair are said to have been shaken by the events on Monday.

A team of 40 detectives are working to try to identify those responsible.

Two men armed with a handgun forced their way into the couple's home and held them overnight before they took Mr Nawn to work on Tuesday morning at the West street office, while his fiancee and daughter were taken to another unidentified location.

They were held there until word reached the gang that the cash had been dropped off by him at a specific location on the M1 near Drogheda.

A report on the procedures followed is being prepared for justice minister Alan Shatter. Preliminary indications showed that specific agreed protocols may not have been followed.

Irish Independent

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