Stolen property and false number plates found in Kildare linked to aggravated burglary

Property stolen during an aggravated burglary on a family home in Co Laois was found in the Nurney area, it has emerged.

Four armed and masked men threatened and assaulted a man with a sledge hammer in a family home in Shaen, Portlaoise on Tuesday, March 26.

Jewellery unique to the Indian Culture was taken during this incident. 

The raiders used a dark-coloured saloon car, possibly an Audi A5, bearing false registration number plates 151 D 16704.

Gardaí said that property taken during this incident and the false number plates were recovered in Nurney March 31.

An appeal was made on the Crimecall programme this week. 

Aggravated Burglary 

At 9.30pm on the day in question, a mother and her children were in the sitting room watching television, while the husband was lying down in an upstairs bedroom. 

Four masked and armed men broke into a family home through the front door.

One of the suspects was armed with a sledge hammer and he threatened and assaulted the husband demanding money.

He took him upstairs and ransacked a bedroom demanding money and jewellery.

The suspect placed a large amount of jewellery and a sum of money into a handbag. 

The three other suspects remained with the rest of family downstairs, continuing to demand money.

All four suspects fled from the house towards a dark-coloured saloon car, possibly an Audi A5 bearing false registration number plates 151 D 16704.


Gardaí are seeking information surrounding the movements of the Black Audi A5 car between March 22 and March 26 last. 

Gardaí are satisfied that this car was in the Tullamore area one hour before the aggravated burglary and know that a dark coloured Audi car bearing the registration number plates 151 D 16704 passed through the M50 toll Northbound on March 22 at approximately 7.20pm.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone, particularly gold outlets or pawn brokers who may have been offered the jewellery stolen during this incident.

The jewellery is unique to the Indian Culture.

Gardaí at Abbeyleix Garda Station are investigating tel: (057) 873 0580

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