Gardaí say that investigations are ongoing, but that they are following a "definite line of enquiry" following an alleged robbery and assault incident in the Blackrock area of Cork city.
Shortly before midnight on Friday, it is understood that a man in his 30s was approached and assaulted by three male youths while standing at a bus stop on the Ringmahon Road.
His iPhone and wallet were taken by the youths who fled the scene on foot.
The injured man managed to raise the alarm and report the matter to Gardaí a short time later.
He did not require medical treatment and was brought home safely by Gardaí.
In a follow up operation yesterday evening, the stolen phone was recovered by investigating Gardaí.
"The phone was returned to the victim who is continuing to recover from the incident.
"No arrests were made in this phase of the investigation but Gardaí are now following a definite line of enquiry.
"Investigations are ongoing," Gardaí said in a statement.