A MAN has been arrested for a number of offences following an alleged theft at a house in Renfrew.

Police were called to a property in Robertson Avenue at around 12.35am on Monday, after the householder heard someone trying to gain entry.

When officers arrived at the scene, there was no sign of the culprit but it was found that some copper piping had been taken from the rear garden.

At around 3.10am, cops returned to the house after receiving a report that the suspect had returned to the same property.

A 27-year-old man was reportedly seen leaving the householder’s back garden by officers and, following a chase, he was arrested.

Police said that he has now been charged with a total of seven offences, including vandalism, possession of a knife, breach of bail and two counts of theft.

He is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court today.

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