A 35 year old Gourock man has been arrested for alleged housebreaking by officers in North Ayrshire.
About 1730 hours on Wednesday 10th May police were contacted by a vigilant member of the public reporting a break-in to a property on Glencairn Street, Stevenston during which a car and other property was allegedly stolen.
A short time later the vehicle was traced by police in Irvine Road, Kilwinning and the man arrested for alleged theft by housebreaking and road traffic offences including driving whilst unfit through alcohol.
Chief Inspector Brian Shaw, Area Commander in North Ayrshire, said “This is a great example of communities working together with the police – we would like to publicly thank the member of the public for their assistance and we hope this encourages anyone who sees someone acting suspiciously to contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information on crime in local communities should contact Police Scotland by calling 101 (always dial 999 in an emergency) or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.