Gardaí were notified about a quantity of property left in a bag on the grounds of Sligo University Hospital at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.

It was believed to be stolen from a premises in Sligo Town.

Gardai subsequently located and arrested two women on suspicion of theft in relation to this property.

Both are currently detained in Sligo Garda Station as Gardaí conduct investigations.

Following their arrest further property believed to be stolen was recovered.

Enquiries are ongoing and so far a number of businesses have been identified as having property stolen.