A man has been arrested in Dublin following the seizure of 16 bicycles, with an estimated value of €7,000.

The arrest took place after a planned operation, which involved a meeting with the seller of a stolen bike, which was advertised for sale online.

The man, who is in his early 50s, was arrested after he attended the scene with the stolen bicycle, which its owner identified.

He was taken to Crumlin Garda Station, where he was later charged in relation to the seizure.

In a follow up search of a property in Dublin 8, a further 15 bicycles were recovered, as well as an angle grinder, all of which are believed to be stolen.

Gardaí say they are working to identify the rightful owners of the stolen bikes.