Large quantity of cigarettes seized following overnight burglaries
Two men aged in their 20s were arrested at the scene following a foot chase.
Two men have been arrested following a number of overnight burglaries at businesses in counties Wicklow and Wexford.
Gardai said that shortly after 2am on Tuesday, a number of men forced entry into a filling station in Gorey town in Co Wexford.
Cigarettes along with an undisclosed sum of cash were taken.
A short time later convenience stores in the villages of Redcross and Rathnew were burgled along with a phone shop in Wicklow town.
Sums of cash along with cigarettes and mobile phones were taken during the raids.
2 men have been arrested as part of Op Thor following a number of burglaries at businesses in Wicklow & Wexford. A large quantity of cigarettes, phones, sim cards & other property were recovered in a car by Gardaí.— Garda Info (@gardainfo) February 5, 2019
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During a follow up operation involving gardai attached to special crime operations, Dublin based garda units and the garda air support unit a car was intercepted in the Bawnogue area of west Dublin.
As part of Operation Thor, two men aged in their 20s were arrested at the scene following a foot chase.
Both men are being held at Wicklow Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The car involved in the incident has been removed for forensic examination. A large quantity of cigarettes along with phones, sim cards and other property were recovered from the car by investigating gardai.