Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in relation to a burglary at a farmyard in Milltown which took place yesterday (Tuesday).

At around 12 midday, the owner of the property arrived home to see two men loading farm machinery, taken from a shed, into their car.

The two men abandoned their car and took off on foot. Killorglin Gardai immediately responded and carried out a patrol of the area. One of the men, aged in his 30s, was arrested a short distance away from the farmyard. The second man is still being sought by Gardaí. The car was seized for a technical examination.

The man who was arrested was detained at Killarney Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been charged. He is due to appear before the courts at a later date.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Milltown area from 12 midday to 1.30pm and who may have witnessed anything, particularly a Blue Nissan, to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 667 1160.