Two men arrested by Police in Irvine for alleged theft offences

Two men have been arrested by police in Irvine for alleged theft related offences.

About 0005 hours on Tuesday 13th June 2017 police received reports of a man acting suspiciously within the Rivergate Centre, Irvine. 

A 43 year old man was traced by Police and subsequently arrested for allegedly breaking into a child's entertainment machine with intent of stealing from it, disorderly conduct and alleged possession of an offensive weapon. About 2230 hours on Saturday 17th June 2017 officers received reports of a man acting suspiciously near a house in Meadow Avenue, Irvine. Following enquiries police arrested a 43 year old man for allegedly being found in circumstances where it could reasonably be inferred he intended on committing theft. Sergeant Jason Peter, of the Irvine Locality Policing Team, commented "The arrest of both these men are as a direct result of the local community reporting suspicious behaviour and the swift actions of local response policing officers. We would like to thank the community for their continued support. "We would encourage anyone who sees someone acting suspiciously to act on their instincts and report their concerns - it is better that we are called and not needed than needed and not called. "Residents and businesses should regularly review the security of their property and visit the Keep Safe pages of the Police Scotland website for the latest advice. "Both men were held in police custody to appear at Court and full reports sent to the Procurator Fiscal." Police Scotland can be contacted by calling 101 - in an emergency always dial 999. Information on crime in local communities can also be provided via the independent charity CrimeStoppers by calling 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained. 

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