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Gardaí have found two stolen cars they believe were used in the murder of Andy Connors

A black Kia Sportage and white Opel Insignia were both found on the night.

Andy Connors Saggart shooting Garda Technical Bureau at the scene of the shooting. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE shooting of crime boss Andy Connors are seeking to trace the movements of two cars they believed may have been used in the murder.

Connors was shot dead on Tuesday evening when a masked man entered a house in Saggart and shot him a number of times in the upper body. Connors’ wife, four of his children and a niece were also in the house at the time of the killing.

On the night of the shooting gardaí recovered two different cars with replacement number plates they believe the killer or killers may have used.

The first car is a black Kia Sportage that was stolen in Kilkenny on 16 July and had its original 12-KK plates replaced with 11-LK plates. This car was discovered in the Mount Argus area of Dublin on the night of the shooting.

6944508288_e9ef67c955_o Kia Sportage similar to the one found by gardaí. Source: Flickr

A second car, a white Opel Insignia was stole in Carlow on 14 July and was also recovered on the night of the shooting near the Old Embankment Pub off the Blessington Road. This car originally had a 10-C registration but when it was recovered had a 10-D registration.

“These cars were stolen a month before the incident and fitted with false plates,” according to John Walsh of Tallaght Garda Station. “Somebody may have noticed them parked in a car park or stored at some facility and if anyone has information about these cars we’d like to hear from them.”

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It is believe that Connors may have attended a function in Monasterevin earlier in the evening he was killed and gardaí have made a specific appeal to Travellers who, gardaí said, may be in a position to help the investigation.

Anyone with information on the killing or the cars involved is being asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on on 01 666 6000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111..

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