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Gardaí raid house in Tallaght after €220,000 was stolen from home of well-known Wexford GAA figure

Gardaí following definite line of enquiry after spate of burglaries in Wexford


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Enniscorthy Garda Station.

Enniscorthy Garda Station.


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GARDAÍ in Enniscorthy are following a definite line of enquiry in their investigation into a spate of burglaries committed in the town and district over the last couple of weeks.

In one incident thieves made off with over €220,000 from a safe following a burglary at a house in the Milehouse area of Enniscorthy, on Monday, January 9.

The victim of that crime is well known in GAA circles and it’s believed a number of valuable medals the owner of the house was awarded during his career were also taken.

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However, on Sunday, January 15, gardaí searched a house in the Tallaght area of Dublin and recovered items they believe may be linked to burglaries committed in Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wicklow and Wexford over the last few weeks.

Superintendent Denis Whelan said the gardaí are following “a definite line of enquiry” in relation to the investigation.

In addition to the property in Milehouse, burglaries also occurred in Caim, Kiltealy and Killane, which are all located just a few miles from Enniscorthy.

In the incident in the Milehouse area the thieves gained entry to the house by breaking glass in a rear door. The house was ransacked before the thieves made off with the cash, which was in a safe in the house.

In an appeal to the public the gardaí said they were seeking the assistance of anyone who may have been in the Milehouse area of Enniscorthy between 5.20 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. on the evening of Monday, January 9.

In an online appeal the gardaí said: “An electronic safe was stolen from the property. We are aware that a dark coloured Audi Estate car is involved in this incident [and] we are appealing to the public to contact us at Enniscorthy Garda Station.”
Anyone who thinks they may have seen the Audi in question or observed anything suspicious is asked to contact the gardaí in Enniscorthy on 053 9342580 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

In particular, they are appealing for dashcam footage from motorists who may have been travelling in the area around that time.

All information forwarded to the gardaí will be treated in strict confidence.