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Operation Thor - Wexford and Wicklow Burglary Incidents 5/2/2019

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 Town. Cigarettes along with an undisclosed sum of cash was taken during the raid. A short time later shops 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.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will follow.

An image of the cigarettes recovered is available by email request to pressoffice@garda.ie