PU B RAIDED Thieves escape with four-figure sum
Police yesterday continued to hunt for thieves who raided a popular pub in East Kilbride and made off with a four-figure sum of cash.
The robbery at The Gardenhall Inn has been slammed by East Kilbride West councillor David Watson who this week urged members of the public to help cops catch the culprits.
Doors were forced open and a large amount of money was stolen from games machines in the bar, which is run by national pub giant Greene King.
Stock was also taken and there was damage to the doors. The pub’s operators say they have CCTV and footage has been handed to East Kilbride police as part of the ongoing investigation.
No one was in the pub when the thieves struck but Cllr Watson said it is shocking
a popular venue was targeted in this way. He told the News: “This is a great community pub and I am extremely disappointed that someone has seen fit to break in.
“The managers have really tried hard to engage the local community in everything they do – so it is a blow that it has been targeted in this way.
“Thankfully, no one was within the premises at the time or it could have been far worse.
“I would ask anyone who has information which could assist the police in catching whoever is responsible to get in touch with them.”
A spokesperson for The Gardenhall Inn said: “We can confirm there was a break-in at the pub after it closed on Sunday, January 28, and some of our stock and cash was taken.
“Our priority at this stage is assisting the police investigation and we have already provided them with CCTV footage.”
PC Ian Peebles, from East Kilbride’s safer communities team, said: “Police are carrying out an investigation following an incident in which The Gardenhall Inn was broken into by persons who made off with a large sum of money.
“We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident to contact us on 101.”
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