Man assaulted after chasing burglars from home, suspect found dumping stolen property into river
The occupant of the house was woken up during the incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Two men have been arrested following incidents of burglary and assault in Clonmel in Tipperary in the early hours of Wednesday morning (1 July).
At around 5.30am, the two men entered a house at Westgate Court, Irishtown, Clonmel and stole a number of items.
The occupant of the house, a man in his 30s, was woken up during the burglary and chased one of the suspects down the road from his house, where he was then assaulted by one of the suspects.
He is currently in South Tipperary General Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Gardaí from Clonmel carried out a patrol of the Irishtown area and arrested a man, aged in his 20s. Whilst carrying out further enquiries, Gardaí discovered a man, aged in 30s, who was trying to dump some of the stolen property into a nearby river.
Both men are currently being detained at Clonmel Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Three scenes are currently being examined by the Divisional Scenes of Crime team.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any of these incidents in the Irishtown area to contact them.
They are also appealing for any road users in the area between 5.30am and 6.15am on Wednesday morning, particularly those with camera footage, to contact Clonmel Garda Station on (052) 6177640, The Garda Confidential Line on (1800) 666 111 or any Garda Station.