Jew­ellery and cash taken in raids

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Douglas Dickie

Brazen thieves are sneak­ing into houses in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang in broad day­light to steal per­sonal be­long­ings.

Three in­ci­dents were re­ported in just a few days last week while oc­cu­pants were out.

Ruther­glen Po­lice are now warn­ing peo­ple to make sure they take pre­cau­tions to stop them­selves be­com­ing vic­tims of crime.

Two in­ci­dents were re­ported last Thurs­day, July 13, in Cam­bus­lang.

Thieves gained en­try to one home on Larch Square by forc­ing open pa­tio doors some­time be­tween 8am and 5pm. Once in, they were able to get away with jew­ellery and cash be­long­ing to the res­i­dents.

The se­cond re­port was be­tween the same hours at nearby Med­lar Court. This time the thieves gained en­try through a win­dow and again cash and jew­ellery were taken.

Days later, on Satur­day af­ter­noon, a three-fig­ure sum of money was stolen from a woman’s hand­bag af­ter a ‘sneak-in’ theft in Ruther­glen.

Thieves en­tered the woman’s home on Pinker­ton Av­enue

when they stole her purse con­tain­ing the cash.

PC Jay Ka­vanagh, of Ruther­glen Po­lice, is­sued ad­vice to the pub­lic.

He said: “The main thing is to make sure your prop­er­ties are locked and se­cure. “Ob­vi­ously if you have an alarm sys­tem, make sure it is set and if any mem­ber of the pub­lic sees any­thing sus­pi­cious, please re­port it to the po­lice.”

In­spec­tor Jim Gille­spie added: “We re­alise the im­pact these types of crime can have on peo­ple and if any­one has any con­cerns about home se­cu­rity, please give us a call.

“There will be ad­di­tional pa­trols in these ar­eas, both high vis­i­bil­ity and plain clothes teams.”

Res­i­dents with in­for­ma­tion about these or any other thefts can con­tact Ruther­glen Po­lice on 101 or call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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