Two men have been arrested as part of Operation Thor following a number of overnight burglaries at business premises in counties Wicklow and Wexford.
Shortly after 2am a number of men forced entry into a filling station in Gorey. 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 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 for forensic examination. A large quantity of cigarettes along with phones, sim cards and other property were recovered from the car by investigating Gardaí.