A MAN has been arrested after a pensioner was robbed in a church.

The 73-year-old man was targeted within St Columbkille's RC Church in Kirkwood Street in Rutherglen at around 10pm on Sunday.

Police Scotland confirmed that a 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged robbery.

He is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.