A caller to the Shaun Doherty Show told how a number of men had approached his house - they were said to be driving a silver Northern Registered Mercedes.
They made off in the vehicle when challenged by the man.
A number of hours later a car matching that description was stopped by Gardai near Castlefin.
Although not confirmed, we understand at least two men have been arrested.
Councillor Gerry Crawford says today's garda operation proves the value of having extra gardai in border areas: