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1 March 2021

Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to missing person Esra Uyrun who has been missing from her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin since the 23 February 2011. This year is the 10th Anniversary of her disappearance. 

Esra left her home at approximately 7.15am in a silver Renault Twingo registration number 08D23067. This vehicle was located in a car park at the bottom of Bray Head. Esra was married and had a two-year-old son at the time of her disappearance. She was 38 years old and today would have been her 49th birthday.

CCTV captured the Renault Twingo turning right from Convent Avenue onto Strand Road in Bray at approximately 8.40am on the 23 February 2011. A Skoda car had to swerve to avoid a collision. The Renault then moved into the left hand side of the road and pulled in to allow the Skoda to overtake it. They both continued down Strand Road in the direction of Bray Head. Later that morning the silver Renault Twingo car was captured on CCTV parked at the car park at the bottom of Bray Head. There has been no activity on her bank accounts or her Facebook page since the 23rd February 2011.

Esra is described as being 5'3" in height, of normal build with dark green/hazel eyes and sandy blonde highlighted hair. She has a sallow complexion. On the day Esra went missing she was wearing black leggings, a dark top, light brown boots and a green or denim jacket.


Despite a number of reported sightings, Esra still remains a missing person and the investigation remains open. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with any information whatsoever to come forward to the Gardaí at Ronanstown or Bray Garda Stations.

Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating tel:  (01) 666 7700

Esra Uyrun

Gardaí at Gort, Co Galway are looking for information on a burglary of a service station that took place in Kinvara on Friday 8th of January.

On the date in question shortly before 4am the owner of the service station received a phone call from his monitored alarm system alerting him that a security alarm at his business had been activated.

He drove to the premises and noticed that a car was parked in the forecourt. A few minutes later he saw the suspect coming out and loading up a car.

CCTV of the incident shows the suspect gaining entry and searching the premises. He is then seen using a sledge hammer to do damage to the alarm system.

While he was loading his car with items the owner was driving his van around the perimeter of the service station. The suspect left the scene in a Red Mazda 6 Saloon (reg 07-G-1770) through the village of Ballinderreen towards Clarinbridge.

The owner followed the suspect and was on the phone to Gardaí who were making their way to the scene. The suspect was followed to a private property, known as the “Ranch “consisting of apartments and some commercial properties that was bordered by farmland. It was here that the vehicle was found abandoned. 

Description of Suspect

  • - Slim build and approx. 5’11’’ in height
  • - Black tracksuit bottoms
  • - Grey hoodie with fur lined hood
  • - Black runners with white soles
  • - Beanie hat, black gloves and black snood pulled over his face 


  • Gardaí would like to appeal to any witnesses in the area who may have been up and about in the early hours that morning to come forward with any information they might have.
  • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the red Mazda (reg: 07G1770) in the days leading up to the burglary, especially in the Kinvara area.
  • Gardaí are interested to know if anyone saw a male being picked up or thumbing for a lift in the area on the 08.01.21 at approximately 4am on the Gort side of Kilcolgan on the R348.

Gort Garda Station investigating Tel: 091 842870


Gardaí in Crumlin are investigating a cash-in-transit robbery that took place at a post office on St. Agnes Road on the 11 February 2021.

On the date in question at approximately 11.45am a security guard was making a cash delivery to the post office. He was in the process of delivering the second cash box when a man dressed in a green An Post jacket followed the guard into the post office and a gun was produced. The gun was pointed at the security guard and a demand was made that he “Drop the box”. The cash box and the security guard’s phone was then taken before the suspect ran out of the post office. He ran to a bicycle which he had earlier locked to a fence located to protect a tree. The suspect made his escape via Windmill Rd in the direction of Kildare Road, Crumlin with the cash box balanced on the handle bars of the bike.

Gardaí also believe that another man who was in the area at the time was also involved in the robbery by acting as lookout. This man was wearing a grey tracksuit, was also on a bike and left in the same direction as the main suspect following the robbery. 

Description of suspect 1

  • - 5’10” or 5’11”
  • - Stocky build
  • - Well covered up
  • - Wearing an authentic green An Post jacket 


  • - Gardaí would like to appeal to any witnesses to this crime to please come forward with any information that they might have. Anyone who was in the Crumlin village area between 10am-12.30pm on Thursday the 11 February may be a possible witness.
  • - They are especially interested in anyone with dashcam footage of suspect on their bike either before or after the incident.
  • - If you remember seeing someone in a green An Post jacket on a bike with a cash box balanced on the handle bars please do get in touch.
  • - Also anyone who may have come across bank notes with green dye on them should please come forward.
  • - Gardaí would like to remind retailers to be alert to the possible circulation of these green stained notes and to notify Gardaí if they come across any notes like these.

Crumlin Garda Station investigating Tel: (01) 666 6200


On this month’s Crimecall Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to make the public aware of the recent increase in relation to theft of Catalytic Converters. The increase in these thefts is a reflection of the rise in price of palladium and rhodium metals. 

Sergeant Kavanagh gave a breakdown of the statistics covering the period January 2019 to December 2020. He highlighted the ongoing Garda operation targeting these crimes and spoke of the recent successes. The public were given advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of this crime and were told that An Garda Síochána are taking a multiagency approach to this type of crime.  

Catalytic Convertor Thefts

  • €1.8 million euro worth
  • 2800 Thefts
  • 71% in Dublin
  • Car parks: 40%
  • Roadside:  20%
  • Driveways: 15%


Ongoing Garda Operations / Meath Seizure:

Ongoing operations:  Targeting the people concerned in stealing catalytic convertors. We are appealing to the public to come forward with any information they have regarding the handling and processing of these items.

Meath Seizure: On the 11 February, Gardaí seized 110 catalytic converters together with €27,500 euro and £55,000 in sterling during a search operation at a premises in Co. Meath. Investigations are ongoing.


Crime Prevention Advice:

  • Defensive parking near a wall can make jacking up a vehicle difficult, making this type of theft more difficult too.
  • Encouraging owners to garage their vehicle whenever possible.
  • Park in well-lit busy areas.
  • Encourage installation of security lights to come on automatically when someone approaches a car parked in a drive.
  • Look out for people working under cars and report suspicious activity to Gardaí.   

Avoid catalytic convertor theft’ 

Defensive Parking

Park in Garage

Park in Well-Lit Busy Area

Security Lights

Report Suspicious Activity

www.simi.ie for advice on catalytic converter fixes


An Garda Síochána Engagement and Enforcement with Metal Industry

We are engaging with the motor, recycling / scrap metal industries and are encouraging premises or businesses engaged in the handling of catalytic converters to ensure the provenance of same.

Regarding the disposal of these items we would like the public and the metal industry to know that:

  • The waste metal industry is a national waste enforcement priority for 2021
  • Unauthorised sites will be closed down.
  • Focus on how high value waste streams such as batteries and catalytic converters are being handled and who is supplying these items to the authorised industry.
  • Coordination with Local authorities / Revenue/ Dept of Social Protection and An Garda Síochána.

Gardaí in Raheny are seeking information on the above individual in relation to an attempted robbery on the 3 December 2020 at 6.20pm.  The victim was standing at a bus stop on Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5, near Kilbarrack Fire Station, when a demand was made to hand over his phone, to which he refused. During the robbery man became the victim of an assault. The suspect fled the scene on a mountain bike in the direction of Tonlegee Road.

Suspect Description:

  • 28 – 30 Years Old
  • 186cm in height approx.
  • Pale skin with a brown short stubbly beard
  • Wearing a black beanie hat and a red jacket with a white stripe across the chest 
  • Black tracksuit bottoms 

Raheny Garda Station investigating Tel: (01) 6664300


Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a robbery from the person that took place in Tyrellstown on 20 July 2020.

The victim was walking home at around 11.30pm when during the course of a robbery, he was hit with either a steel rod or pipe and was threatened with a 6” knife, and was knocked to the ground.

The suspects are believed to have come from Tyrellstown Playground at Park Boulevard. During the struggle the victim managed to remove the mask of one the suspects. The two suspects then ran away along Park Boulevard towards Mount Eustace estate.

Description of suspect 1:

White with blue eyes Short light brown hair with a receding hairline Approx. 5’9’’ Wearing a black hoodie and black face mask Aged 30 -35 years Square face Eastern European accent

Description of suspect 2:           

White skin Approx. 6 feet tall  Aged late 20’s Black Hoodie and face mask Eastern European accent

 Blanchardstown Garda Station investigating Tel: (01) 666 7000 


Gardaí in Midleton, Co. Cork are investigating the discovery of remains that were discovered by workers at a construction site on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway, just off the Shanty Path at Roxborough, Midleton, Co. Cork on Tuesday 5 January 2021. 

On the date in question, building workers from Cork County Council were clearing an area just off the railway which had been used as an illegal dumping ground for a number of years.  This area was not accessible as a walkway and it was overgrown with shrubbery trees and weeds.  

The workers were in the process of clearing the site with a digger on 5th January 2021 and at approximately 4.30 – 5pm they discovered the human remains.  

An extensive Garda investigation is currently under way lead by Superintend Adrian Gamble.  A full post mortem was carried out. DNA samples were obtained but when set against the National DNA Database, a match was NOT obtained.  The services of the Missing Persons Unit and the Garda National Protective Services Bureau were engaged. Items of evidence are currently being examined by a Forensic Scientist. Carbon dating and all available scientific resources have been engaged as part of the investigation. 

Description of deceased: 

  • Remains believed to be that of a female aged approximately 70 years +
  • Height approximately 5’0 to 5’2’’ (when alive)
  • Large framed
  • Suffered from arthritis
  • Wore dentures
  • Was wearing a faded white garment on the upper body

Gardaí Appeal: 

  • Someone in the community must know how the female skeletal remains came to be at this locally known “tipping point” off the Shanty Path at Roxborough, Midleton, Co. Cork
  • An Garda Síochána are determined to formally identify the deceased and treat her with the respect and dignity that she deserves
  • An Garda Siochana want and need to provide closure for a family that, at this early stage, remain unknown and ensure that the remains are brought to a final resting place
  • House to house enquiries have been undertaken in the local area, local missing person records have been reviewed as have missing person records retained by the Garda National Missing Persons Unit.
  • The investigation is ongoing and further scientific resources, including Carbon Dating have been engaged as part of the investigation.
  • Gardaí are appealing to the public for any information, no matter how small, they might have to help. 

Gardaí at Midleton Garda Station investigating Tel: (021) 4621550


Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station are investigating an Assault Causing Harm that took place at Balbriggan Football Club grounds on Bath Road on 15 January 2021.  

On the date in question at approximately 6pm, the victim went out walking from her home.  She went to the locality of Balbriggan Football Club towards the Astro Turf football pitch.  She then went under a tunnel around Bremore Castle and back down by Balbriggan Football Club in the direction of the beach. 

At one stage the victim passed a number of teenagers described as being in their late teens.  She was wearing ear phones at the time and didn’t hear any noises behind her. 

At approximately 6.10pm, the victim was hit on the top of her head by possibly a fist and pushed to the ground. 

The victim was kicked and punched and her clothing on her right thigh was cut resulting in her leg being wounded. There were three male suspects involved, who left the scene in the direction of Bremore Castle.  

Description of Suspects 

Suspect 1         -     Black, male in his late teens, approximately 5'1"0 in height.

  • - Dark Grey Tracksuit bottoms and black jacket.
  • - Face covering.
  • - This male was carrying a knife with a black handle. This blade is described as 5 inches in length and an inch in width that came to a point. 

Suspect 2         -     Male in his late teens, approximately 5'10" in height, slim build.

  • - North Face Black Jacket, all black clothing. 

Suspect 3         -     Male in his late teens, approximately 5'10" in height.

  • - Wearing all black clothing.
  • - Wearing White Air Force One runners.

Garda Appeal: 

  • Where you in the area and did you see these individuals coming to or from the scene?
  • Do you have any information that may assist the investigation?
  • Were you driving in the area and do you have Dash cam footage
  • Direct appeal to the males sought in connection with the assault to come forward. 

Balbriggan Garda Station investigating Tel: (01) 8010510


On this month’s Crimecall we went on patrol with Garda Adrian Corcoran and the Roads policing Unit, based at Navan. The central message being, to encourage all drivers to secure their load.

The Crimecall team filmed Gardaí as they conducted check points encountering different traffic infringements including unsecure loads across a range of different vehicle types, both domestic and commercial. 

Inspectors from The Roads safety Authority took part in the operation and conducted inspections of a variety of vehicles that resulted in a defective vehicle being prevented from proceeding any further and a decision to take it off the road.