TWO men have been charged after allegedly being caught with a large amount of stolen property from across Renfrewshire.

At midday on Tuesday, police on patrol spotted a 'suspicious' vehicle travelling in the Ferguslie Park area of Paisley.

On stopping it, officers discovered four men on board and the vehicle was found to contain a 'large quantity' of stolen goods, including jewellery and commemorative coins which had a 'sentimental' value.

After an inspection they found some items were from Paisley, Bridge of Weir and Brookfield.

Two men in their 40s have now been charged and will appear at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Enquiries are ongoing into the identification of some items. 

Inspector Tracy Harkins, of Paisley Police, said: "The crime of housebreaking is a despicable act which not only results in economic loss but also leaves victims feeling vulnerable and insecure in their own homes.

"I am delighted with the detection of the suspects and the recovery of property, some of which has a sentimental value to the owners.

"As a division we are dedicated to detecting offenders and preventing such crimes from occurring.

"I'd like to ask the public to be vigilant regarding home security and to ensure that doors and windows are secure at all times."

If residents see anyone acting suspiciously within their own property or that of a neighbour please let police know immediately by calling 999.