Four males are expected to appear before Monaghan District Court later this morning charged in connection with a number of burglary incidents in Monaghan town on Saturday, February 6.
At approximately 7.30pm Gardaí received reports of suspicious activity in the Rope Walk and Belgium Park areas of Monaghan Town. On arrival a number of males were observed by Gardaí exiting a house at Rope Walk. The men fled the scene on foot into nearby fields.
During a search operation involving local uniform and detective units assisted by the Garda Air Support Unit, four males (aged in their late teens and early 20s) were arrested a short time later. A car was also seized by investigating Gardaí during the operation.
All four were taken to Monaghan Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. A technical and forensic examination has been carried out at the scene.