A BURGLAR was stopped in his tracks in Cork this morning after a member of the public raised the alarm.
A man was arrested after stealing an item from a factory at Boland’s Industrial Estate on the Mallow Road.
He has been taken to Mayfield Garda Station.
A statement issued by the Garda Press Office said: "Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s in relation to a burglary at a factory in Boland’s Industrial Estate, Mallow Road, Co. Cork on the 16th January, 2020.
"Shortly after 4:30am, Gardaí received a report of an ongoing burglary. Gardaí from Watercourse Road and Gurranabraher attended the scene and carried out a patrol of the area.
"Following a short foot chase, a man in his 30s was arrested and was found in possession of a jacket that had been stolen from the factory.
"The man was brought to Mayfield Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."