Gardai in Laois have recovered €5,300 worth of power tools that were stolen from a Laois business.
The recovery came when Gardai on patrol spotted two men action suspiciously in Ballydavis just outside Portlaoise.
When the men were approached, they were found to be in possession of the equipment.
It was subsequently found that this had been stolen and arrests were made.
A Garda spokesperson said: “Portlaoise Garda while on patrol on March 23 detected two males acting suspiciously in a vehicle in the Ballydavis area.
“Subsequent search resulted in the recovery of approximately €5,300 worth of power tools stolen from a Laois business.
“Both males have been charged and brought before the Courts.”