Housebreaking offender is caged

Stirling Sheriff Court
Stirling Sheriff Court

A man responsible for a spate of housebreakings in the Falkirk area has been jailed for his crimes.

Ross Brown (39) appeared at Stirling Sheriff Court on Wednesday and was convicted of breaking into ten residential and business premises in Falkirk, Carron and Stenhousemuir.

All of the incidents took place between November 25 and December 7 last year and resulted in various items of property, including E-Cigarettes, electronic items and commercial building tools being stolen.

Following a thorough investigation by the Community Investigation Unit and local officers, Brown was identified as the man responsible for these offences and was subsequently arrested and charged on December 8 last year.

He was sent to prison for five years.

Inspector Graham Mackin, based at Larbert Police Station, said: “The arrest of Ross Brown and detection of these crimes was not only the result of proactive work by the Community Investigation Unit and uniformed resources, but also the vital assistance and support of the public.

“Through the information provided by the local communities, we were able to charge Brown with numerous housebreakings, for which he will now serve a five year custodial sentence.

“Tackling acquisitive crime, including housebreaking, is a top priority within Forth Valley Division and we will continue to utilise all resources at our disposal to bring offenders to justice and reunite victims with their stolen property.

“Our website has a range of useful crime prevention advice that can help deter break-ins to your home or business.”

Visit www.scotland.police.uk for more information.