A number of burglaries occurred today, Thursday 12th September, 2019 at approximately 3p.m. in the Rochestown area of Cork City.

Gardaí responded to reports of a burglary in progress and as a result a suspect vehicle that was attempting to leave the scene rammed a Garda Patrol car and left the scene. The suspect vehicle was eventually abandoned at Mahon Golf Club and as a result an extensive search commenced by a number of Garda members, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit and Air Support Unit. During the course of the search a number of stolen items were recovered.

At approximately 6.40p.m. one man (28 years) was located and arrested. He is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Togher Garda Station. The search is ongoing.

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