A man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into a car in Richmond.

Police were called to Kew Road at around 2.40am on October 19 following reports that a person was breaking into a car.

52-year-old John Harris of no fixed abode was arrested at the scene before being charged with motor vehicle theft and theft from a motor vehicle.

He appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on October 21 and was bailed until December 5 to attend Wimbledon Magistrates Court for trial at 10am.