Two men have appeared in Falkirk Sheriff Court charged in connection with a spate of housebreakings in the Redding and Reddingmuirhead areas.
Jamie Roy (22) and Malcolm Beaton (31), both from Glasgow, appeared on petition and were remanded in custody until their next hearing within eight days.
Roy is facing two charges of theft by housebreaking, theft, two road traffic offences and intent to commit theft on premises. Beaton was charged with possession and reset.
Both made no plea or declaration.
The break-ins police were investigating in the area occurred between 5-7 p.m. when cars were stolen.
Police say the men were arrested on Thursday and Friday last week after members of the public reported seeing suspicious activity in the communities.
Inspector Chris Stewart of Police Scotland who led the investigation thanked members of the public for their help.
He said: “The arrests of these two men were only possible due to the local community working with police.
“I would like to thank them for their support and for working with us.”
Local officers are urging residents to take extra security measures including leaving a light on in the house or setting a timer switch, activate burglar alarms and make sure car keys are not left within easy access of front doors.
Anyone witnessing suspicious activity should call police on 101 or 999 for a crime in progress.