Saturday 24 March 2018

Have you seen these vans? Gardai issue appeal over horrific airport tiger kidnapping

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

GARDAI are appealing for information on the movement of two vans prior to the tiger kidnapping of a Dublin family yesterday.

Raiders broke into the home of a cash van driver in Artane early yesterday morning and kidnapped his wife and daughter.

A substantial sum of money was taken from a cash in transit vehicle at Corballis Road Business Park at Dublin Airport later that morning.

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Gardai have issued two photographs as part of the  investigation.

Gardai would like to hear from any person who may have noticed a silver Volkswagon Caddy van with an 09 D registration number at Gracefield Road, Artane and Chesnut Grove, Dunboyne or any activity between those locations. 

This vehicle was stolen at Glasnevin Avenue, Dublin on the night of the 29th of October. 

It was fitted with false number plates matching a similar authentic VW Caddy van.  Gardai are also anxious to hear from any person who may have knowledge of this vehicle since the date it was stolen.

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Gardai are also appealing for information on a white box type Ford Transit van which was parked in the vicinity of Corballis Road Business Park, Dublin Airport between 7am and 8.30am on the 3rd of December 2015.  This vehicle bore a partial registration number 12 D.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01- 6664200, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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