Garda murder probe focus on Irish neighbourhoods in NY

June 12, 2017

A $100,000 reward has been offered for information into the murder of Garda Detective Adrian Donohoe who was shot dead during a botched robbery of a Credit Union at Bellurgan, near Dundalk in January 2013.

Gardai have advertised the bounty among the large Irish community living in the New York neighbourhoods of Woodlawn, Yonkers and the Bronx.  Officers claim one of the chief suspects in the murder had been living in the area until last month.  The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, travelled to New York in March 2013.

Irish authorities, working in conjunction with the US Department of Homeland Security, are to distribute reward posters across the Irish neighbourhoods, encouraging anyone with information to contact them.

“Investigators believe people living in the Woodlawn/Yonkers/The Bronx area of New York may have information that could assist this investigation.  A substantial reward is on offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons involved,” the posters state.

Garda Donohoe was escorting takings from the Credit Cnion to a bank on January 25th 2013 when an armed gang ambushed the three-car convoy he was travelling in. The married father of two was shot and died at the scene, before the gang made off with €4,000 in cash.