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Two men arrested after cash, cigarettes and phones stolen from businesses overnight

The burglaries took place in Co Wicklow and Co Wexford overnight.

Image: An Garda Síochána via Twitter

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested as part of Operation Thor following a number of overnight burglaries in businesses 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, cigarettes and mobile phones were taken during the raids. 

During a follow-up operation involving gardaí 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. 

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 from the scene 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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