A MAN was arrested in Alloa last night after members of the public reported suspicious behaviour.

Clackmannanshire Police tweeted this morning that a 26-year-old male was arrested after receiving a call saying that someone was breaking into vehicles on the town's Victoria Street.

Officers attended and traced the man who was subsequently arrested for thefts, drug possession and two outstanding warrants.

The force wished to thank the public for promptly alerting them to the activity.

It comes just days after Forth Valley Police issued a warning following a spate of thefts from cars in Alloa, in particular Victoria Street and Smithfield Meadows.

Officers said there has been an increase in thefts from unsecured vehicles at the turn of the month, between around 5pm on Sunday, August 30, and 4am on Tuesday, September 1.

Anyone who may have information relating to suspicious activity during that time is being urged to get in touch with police.

In particular, officers are appealing for any private CCTV or ring doorbell footage of any suspicious persons or vehicles from the above time period.

Those with information are urged to call 101, quoting the reference numbers 2334 or 0639 of September 1.

Police also issued car security and safety advice, urging people not to forget to lock their vehicles.

Other suggestions include car tracking systems, alarms, steering locks and parking in a driveway or garage if possible.

Officers are also urging motorists not to leave expensive items out on display.

A social media statement by Forth Valley Police Division added: "If you see anyone acting suspiciously near to your property, contact us immediately with as detailed a description as possible, including any person or vehicle; 999 in an emergency or 101 to report the matter to us."