Homeowners slept as thieves pounced
A retired couple slept while crooks nicked thousands of pounds worth of items from their Johnstone home.
Tablets, a laptop, five watches, a mobile phone and passports were nicked during the late night raid in Greenend Avenue.
It’s understood the incident happened between 11.30pm on Tuesday and 6.30am on Wednesday and now cops are appealing for information.
The thieves rummaged through drawers after getting in through a window. The shocked homeowners discovered the mess and the items missing and rasied the alarm.
Inspector Cassie Glass, who is based at Johnstone police office, said:“We are investigating a housebreaking in Greened Avenue Johnstone, between 11.30pm on Tuesday and 6.30am on Wednesday.
“Electronic items, watches and personal identification documents were stolen during the incident while the homeowners slept.
“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area then I would urge you to get in touch with police.”
She added:“Can I also take the opportunity to remind homeowners to make sure their doors and windows are locked at night when you go to bed.
“Don’t make it easy for criminals to gain access to your property, please make sure your home is secured.”
Officers are also investigating a separate break-in in Bridge of Weir.
Crooks forced their way into a garage on Johnstone Road, but were unable to get access to the main house.
This incident happened between Saturday, September 1, and Tuesday, September 11.
If you have any information, you should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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