Break-ins spark plea to lock up
Families have been warned to lock up after dark following a spate of break-ins.
Police say thieves are targeting homes and businesses and smashing or sneaking inside during in nighttime raids.
Crooks have even used fishing rods to snag keys lying near the door.
Officers are probing thefts from homes in Bishopton, which could be linked.
CCTV captured a man dressed in dark clothing prowling in the grounds of one home in Mosshall Drive around 3am on Monday.
He is seen trying the handle of the front door, before running off.
A security alarm was tripped at another house just yards away half an hour later.
Cops say a kitchen window was pushed open and triggered a warning.
And a laptop was stolen from another property between Friday and Saturday.
A thief managed to take the computer and creeping into the home in Fordbank Drive, Johnstone.
Police Scotland sergeant Alan Mack urged vigilance as longer nights draw in.
He said: “We would encourage everybody to lock their windows and doors at night and when they leave home.
“If anybody saw anyone acting suspiciously in or around Mosshall Drive over the weekend, they should get in touch.”
Those with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.