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Camera catches terrifying Tiger kidnap attempt

THIS IS the moment members of an armed Tiger raid gang terrorised an innocent family in Crumlin.

In chilling footage an armed man is seen calling to the door of a security worker's home.

A gang of up to seven men carried out a planned attack on a home in Windmill Crescent on November 28.

The raiders burst through the front door, took the man's family hostage and at one stage held a gun to a father's head as his terrified son looked on in horror.

Gardai are hunting the ruthless gang members who targeted a senior manager of the major security firm Chubb Ireland.

These exclusive frames show the first raider calling to the door of the house at 6.20pm on the night in question.

The family were relaxing on a Sunday evening when two men banged on their front door at Windmill Crescent.

The father opened the door, was bundled inside and the gang put handcuffs on the man and his 14-year-old son, and pointed a gun at his head.

The gang had planned to hold his wife and three children at gunpoint until he emptied the company's vault of cash.

But a passer-by noticed the commotion at the house and alerted the gardai.

Armed detectives were on the scene within moments, however the raiders escaped through the rear of the property to their dark-coloured jeep on Kildare Road.

Gardai said the gang members were armed with two pistols and a revolver and believe they made their getaway in a silver Nissan 4x4, which had been seen in the area earlier.

At 6.36pm at Hughes Road, South Walkinstown, a car was reported on fire -- the Nissan X-trail with a false registration plate that had been used.

Detectives are now appealing for the public's assistance in this investigation and on tonight's Crimecall will show these CCTV footage images.

There will also be a reconstruction of the event.

Meanwhile, there will be a separate appeal for information in the murder of Robert Ryle, who was shot several times outside a house in Ronanstown.

Mr Ryle (30) was shot dead on October 24 at approximately 8.30pm at a house in Park in the Foxdene estate, Lucan.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crimecall line on 1800 40 50 60.

clairemurphy@herald.ie


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