Man arrested over series of sneak-in thefts targeting elderly

Police launched an investigation into a number of robberies across Renfrewshire and Inverclyde in recent weeks.

Man arrested over series of sneak-in thefts targeting elderly Police Scotland
Police: A man has been arrested over a number of thefts.

A man has been arrested following a series of sneak-in thefts that targeted the elderly.

Police launched an investigation into a number of robberies across Renfrewshire and Inverclyde in recent weeks.

On Thursday, a 38-year-old man was arrested following an alleged theft from the home of a 78-year-old woman in Kilmacolm.

Inspector Tracy Harkins said investigating officers “worked tirelessly”.

She added: “I am absolutely delighted with the arrest of this male.

“He is suspected of being involved in a number of recent thefts from the elderly within Paisley, Elderslie, Greenock and Kilmacolm.”