Police in New Mexico have arrested a man suspected of stealing Bryan Cranston's script from the upcoming final season of hit Tv show Breaking Bad.

The actor, who stars as chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White on the show, recently lost the documents after a thief broke into his car and stole a bag containing his iPad and his script.

The crime was reported to cops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the show is filmed, and officers took Xavier MCAfee into custody over the weekend (23-24Mar13).

Authorities were reportedly tipped off about MCAfee's alleged involvement after Cranston's assistant received a phone call from someone claiming to have overheard the accused bragging about the incident at a local bar.

However, the prized papers have yet to be recovered.

The second half of Breaking Bad's much-anticipated season five is due to premiere in the U.S. this summer (13).