AN alleged perfume thief was arrested at the weekend after breaking into a shop in the middle of the night.

The alarm went off in Ayr's High Street at around 4am on Saturday morning, January 5, prompting staff to attend and discover a quantity of perfume missing. They thereafter contacted police.

Police identified a 28-year-old man responsible after conducting robust enquiries. He appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court yesterday in connection with the offence.