Five people have been arrested following a burglary at a phone shop on O'Connell Street in Ennis, Co Clare.

Gardaí, responding to reports of the burglary on O'Connell Street, arrived at the scene at around 2.30am and saw a grey car leaving the area.

The car was later abandoned on Ballyalla Grove and the suspects fled on foot. 

A large quantity of mobile phones was recovered during a search of the car and a man was arrested.

Gardaí stopped another car on Gort road at around 5.30am and arrested three other men. 

A fifth man was arrested around 8am on Drumcliffe road.

All five, who are aged in their late teens to early 20s, are being questioned at Ennis and Shannon garda stations.