A TEENAGER has been charged for allegedly stealing booze from a shop after being refused sale.

The 18-year-old man entered the Keystore on Culzean Road in Ayr at around 4pm on Wednesday, January 23 but the cashier did not allow him to buy a quantity of alcohol.

The teenager then proceeded to make off from the store with the drink before police were contacted.

Officers attended and traced him a short time later where he was arrested and held custody to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court on Friday.