Sneak­thefts

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

Two cars were stolen in Cam­bus­lang within hours of each other in what police have de­scribed as ‘sneak-in thefts’.

A Hyundai i20 and Mercedes C180 were stolen on Saturday night af­ter thieves snuck into houses through un­locked doors and stole the keys.

Two cars were stolen in Cam­bus­lang within hours of each other in what police have de­scribed as ‘sneakin thefts’.

A Hyundai i20 and Mercedes C180 were stolen on Saturday night af­ter thieves snuck into houses through un­locked doors and stole the keys.

The Mercedes was stolen from Gate­side Av­enue on May 27, when thieves en­tered the prop­erty via the back door some­time be­tween 7pm and 11.30pm.

The Hyundai was stolen from out­side a prop­erty at Wal­lace Wynd overnight into Sunday morn­ing.

The keys were taken as well as a mo­bile phone and quan­tity of cash.

The Mercedes was sub­se­quently re­cov­ered af­ter be­ing in­volved in a col­li­sion on West­burn Road.

How­ever, the Hyundai is yet to be found.

Police are ap­peal­ing for any­one who may have seen peo­ple act­ing sus­pi­ciously in the area to con­tact them.

In­spec­tor James Gille­spie of Ruther­glen Police Sta­tion said: “Whilst we are ask­ing res­i­dents to be mind­ful of their home and ve­hi­cle se­cu­rity, we will also be de­ploy­ing ad­di­tional uni­form and plain clothes pa­trols through­out the com­mu­nity.

“Our lo­cal prob­lem solv­ing team of­fi­cers will also be pa­trolling the ar­eas af­fected and I would en­cour­age mem­bers of the pub­lic to con­tact us im­me­di­ately on the 101 con­tact num­ber if they see any­thing sus­pi­cious at any time of the day.”

La­nark­shire police are also urg­ing peo­ple to be es­pe­cially vig­i­lant about home se­cu­rity dur­ing bet­ter weather, which has seen an in­crease in sneak in/ op­por­tunis­tic thefts in the sub di­vi­sion.

House­hold­ers are be­ing ad­vised not to leave hop­per win­dows open when they are out as a de­ter­mined adult can eas­ily fit through.

Front doors should be locked when you are in the back gar­den and peo­ple wash­ing cars should not leave the key in the ig­ni­tion.

Car keys should also be kept in a safe place away from doors and out of sight.

Those with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the Mercedes theft should quote in­ci­dent num­ber 5838 when call­ing 101 and the Hyundai ref­er­ence num­ber is 1660.

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