28/10/2016

Police Retrace Steps Of Two Killers In Joe Reilly Murder Probe

Police have retraced the steps of two murderers in connection with the killing of Joe Reilly in west Belfast.

Mr Reilly, 43, was shot twice in the chest in his home last Thursday, 20 October, while two other people were forced to lie on the kitchen floor.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery, said: "We are still in the early stages of this investigation. Some progress has been made but we need more assistance from the community.

"Thanks to the response to our appeal last week a number of witnesses have come forward. We now have a clearer picture of where the killers went after the murder. We believe they came out of the front door of Joe Reilly’s house at 1 Glenwood Court around 8pm and ran along Glenwood Drive into Laurelbank heading towards the Bell Steel Road.
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"We need to know what happened next: did they get into a car or did they continue on foot along to the Bell Steel Road or cross the Pantridge Road into Colin Mill?

"We are also interested in confirming how they arrived at Joe Reilly’s house: did they walk there or were they dropped off from vehicle nearby?

"Information from the community has enabled us to identify the type of clothing the killers were wearing: both were wearing half-zip hooded sports tops and skin tight jogging bottoms. Both had their faces covered and at least one had a Celtic scarf up over his face and was wearing dark rimmed glasses.

"We need to know where these men came from before the shooting, where they went afterwards and we want to speak to anyone who recognises the clothing. We have issued a photo of similar type clothing and would ask people with information to contact us at Musgrave police station on 101."

(CD)

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