Police in Hamilton say a man found on Thursday morning with items taken in a burglary tried to convince them he had been sleep-walking.
Officers were called to a house in Lorne Street after a woman found a stranger in her lounge taking her laptop.
He was tracked by a police dog to a neighbouring property.
Police say the man tried to convince them he had been in bed all night, but the laptop was found under his mattress.
A man is to appear in the Hamilton District Court charged with burglary.