Home­own­ers slept as thieves pounced

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

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.

Warn­ing Cassie Glass

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