GARDAI in Kanturk have arrested a man in his late 20s in connection with the break in and the theft of a small sum of cash from an elderly man's home in Kiskeam.
The elderly man was not at home at the time of the break-in on Friday and Gardai got a call shortly after 3pm to attend his house.
Inspector Tony Sugrue of Kanturk Garda station confirmed to The Corkman that a man had been arrested and taken to the Garda station and questioned. He was later released without charge and a file is presently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The elderly man had a "small sum of cash taken" and his home suffered some internal damage.
However, Inspector Sugrue held high praise for the people of Kiskeam and said that two people in the area had spotted a car not familiar to them in the region and had taken down its number plate.
The local people also took note of the man and his clothing.
Gardai quickly arrested a man and seized his car.
"It is a known fact that there are travelling criminals going around rural Ireland and Duhallow is no different. There have been a number of very successful detections in Duhallow and it has been down to people in the region being extremely vigilant and taking note of car registration numbers as well as descriptions of perceived suspects," he said.