Two men arrested in connection with overnight burglaries in two counties

Two men arrested in connection with overnight burglaries in two counties
The cigarettes recovered by gardaí

Two men have been arrested following a number of overnight burglaries at business premises in Co Wicklow and Co Wexford.

Shortly after 2am, a number of men forced entry into a filling station in Gorey Town. 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.

During a follow-up operation as part of Operation Thor, a car was intercepted in the Bawnogue area of west Dublin.

Two men aged in their 20s were arrested at the scene following a foot chase. Both men are currently detained at Wicklow Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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 Gardaí.

The investigation is ongoing.

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