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15 Aug 2022

Appeal over man who impersonated a Garda and stole money from a house

Appeal over man who impersonated a Garda and stole money from a house

An EvoFIT image of the suspect

Gardaí on this month's Crimecall programme made an appeal about a burglary in which a man impersonated a member of the gardai.

An EvoFIT computerised image of the suspect was also released.

The incident occurred on Friday, 15th November 2019 at Craanford, Gorey, Co Wexford. 

A couple were at home when they received a knock to their front door, a man identified himself as a member of An Garda Síochána who informed them he was investigating an incident and requested access to their property.

Once inside he removed a bag containing a substantial sum of money. 

The suspect is described as around 50 years old, clean-shaven, fair-skinned and of slim build.

He was wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.

Impersonating a garda is an offence under the Garda Siochána Act, 2005.

The impersonation charge carries a maximum penalty of 12 months imprisonment and/or €3,000 fine if dealt with summarily at district court level and a maximum penalty of five years in jail and/or €50,000 fine if dealt with on indictment at circuit court level.

Gardaí at Gorey Garda Station are investigating. They can be contacted at: (053) 943 0690.

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