Three people who died in N7 fireball horror used cars of innocent and unsuspecting associates to commit burglaries
THREE suspected home raiders who died after their car hit a truck were using the vehicles of innocent and unsuspecting associates to carry out burglaries.
Gardai believes Graham Taylor, 31, Carl Freeman, 26, and Dean Maguire, 29, used the cars of innocent women without conviction without their knowledge to avoid arousing suspicion during their illegal trips.
And investigators suspect that the BMW that hit a truck on the N7 was registered in the name of a friend of one of the three friends.
The trio, all of Tallaght in Dublin, were killed after their car crashed into the truck and caught fire while driving on the wrong side of the road.
A source said: âThis is a very tragic incident in which three young men lost their lives in a horrific car crash.
âAll three were suspected of a number of burglaries and used associates’ cars to move around freely.
“They were trying to get away from the guard on Wednesday night, but it’s impossible to tell if they had any offending items in the car as it was badly damaged.”
We can also reveal how Freeman – who suffocated a pensioner with cancer for just â¬ 200 during a raid in Co Wicklow in 2015 – was once described as a ‘good fit’ by a close associate who contacted the Irish Sun after we revealed details of her involvement in the horrific house raid.
Freeman – who had connections to other dangerous criminals in the capital – was later sentenced to five years in prison for the terrifying search.
MOBILE CRIME GANG
The woman said: âCarl isn’t really a bad boy – he’s had a tough life.
âHe would have been easily influenced and manipulated by others. It’s unfortunate that he got involved in something like that, but deep down he’s a good boy.
The three suspects had close ties to one of the three main “mobile organized crime gangs” operating in the Tallaght area.
One of the crowds is led by associates of Fat gangster Andy Connors.
The fatal incident occurred on the northbound carriageway between the Citywest and Baldonnel areas, in Dublin, at 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday.
Before driving on the wrong side of the road, the car had been followed by kept after being seen driving erratically in the Cheeverstown area.
But officers stopped following the BMW 3 Series once it entered the roadway for safety reasons.
The driver of the truck sustained serious injuries to his legs, but his condition is not life threatening.
As part of their investigation, Gardai will now try to establish the gang’s movements before the accident by walking through Video surveillance.
The trio has yet to be formally identified, but kept using DNA to confirm their identity.
Last night, tributes were still paid to friends on social networks. A Facebook post read: âTheir poor families will be destroyed. “
Another read: “Can’t believe you guys are all gone RIP guys.”
And another said: “Their poor families should now be allowed to cry in peace.”
Another added, âRest in peace Dean. May you get the best bed in paradise you will never be forgotten one of the best men I have ever known.
Friends also continued to leave floral tributes at the scene, inset.
Cops urged anyone who may have witnessed the shocking event to get in touch with them.
A Garda spokesperson added: âIn particular, all witnesses who could have seen a dark blue BMW 3 Series vehicle (06-D-47768) in the areas of Belgard, Citywest or the N7 between 11:15 pm and 12:00 pm are requested to come forward. .
“Gardai can be contacted at Clondalkin Garda station on 01 666 7600 or on the Garda confidential line at 1800 666 111.”
The Garda Siochana Mediation Commission is also investigating the late-night accident, one of five watchdog referrals in the past five days.