Jewellery and cash taken in raids
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.
Target Larch Square
Target Robbers struck at Medlar Court home