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Five men arrested following overnight burglary at phone shop in Co Clare

All five men arrested are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

An image of the recovered phones
An image of the recovered phones
Image: Garda Press Office

FIVE MEN IN their late teens and early 20s have been arrested over a burglary at a phone shop in Co Clare in the early hours of the morning. 

The incident happened at a shop on O’Connell Street, Ennis. 

Shortly before 2.30am, gardaí in Ennis received a report of a burglary that had just happened. 

A grey car had been seen leaving the area. Gardaí located and suspected car and carried out a managed pursuit. 

The car was abandoned on Ballyalla Grove and the occupants fled in different directions. 

One man was arrested by gardaí and is currently detained at Ennis Garda Station. 

A search of the car was carried out and gardaí recovered a large quantity of mobile phones that had been stolen. 

Gardaí put a cordon in place in the surrounding areas and a car was stopped on the Gort Road at around 5.30am. 

Three men who were in the car were arrested and brought to Ennis and Shannon Garda Stations. 

At around 8am, a fifth man was arrested whilst walking on Drumcliffe Road. He was taken to Ennis Garda Station. 

All five men arrested are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

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