SEVERAL items of stolen property were recovered by police in Alloa this week following a spate of thefts in the town.

Officers arrested and charged two men following a number of reports in the town during the coronavirus lockdown.

The arrests, on Thursday April 30, came as a result of proactive patrols in the wake of a spate of thefts from vehicles, sheds and garages.

Officers were assisted by members of the community while police dog Indie (pictured) and her handler were also called into action to help catch the culprits, aged 29 and 37.

According to police, locals disturbed the two men as they attempted to gain entry to vehicles in Alloa's Delaney Court.

Both were quickly traced by patrolling officers, who recovered several items of stolen property before returning them to the rightful owners.

Chief Inspector Audrey Marsh, area commander for Clackmannanshire, congratulated her staff from the Group 2 Alloa Response Officers.

She said: “This is an excellent result from our officers in response to a crime trend that had emerged during the current government restrictions.

“I would like to thank the community for their help and would urge everyone to remain vigilant and take all preventative measures to keep their property safe and secure.”


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