A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal.

Street Rangers working in York city centre spotted a man behaving suspiciously on Tuesday, and reported him to North Yorkshire Police.

A police spokesman said: "Upon being detained and searched he was found in possession of a paper bag that had been modified for stealing items from shops and avoiding security barriers.

"That male from Liverpool has now been charged with Going Equipped for Theft and will appear at court in the coming weeks.

"Our thanks goes to Carl and his team at Eboracum Security and York BID Street Rangers for their efficiency with this matter."