Crime beat ap­peals

Rutherglen Reformer - - Court -

● Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion af­ter a mother was ver­bally abused as she boarded a Ruther­glen bus with her two small chil­dren.

The woman got on the First Bus 267 ser­vice near Arnold Clark’s on Glas­gow Road, at around 4.30pm on Mon­day, July 17, and was ver­bally abused by a fe­male pas­sen­ger as she was sit­ting down.

The abuse was highly of­fen­sive and went on for a con­sid­er­able pe­riod of time to the point that chil­dren on the bus be­came up­set and other pas­sen­gers tried to in­ter­vene to tell the fe­male to stop.

The per­pe­tra­tor got off the bus on Ruther­glen Main Street.

A spokes­woman for Po­lice Scot­land said:“The com­plainer and the chil­dren were left very up­set and shaken by the in­ci­dent.

“The sus­pect is de­scribed as fe­male, aged in her 40s with a strong lo­cal ac­cent. She had black hair and was wear­ing a black vest top and jeans and car­ry­ing a black bag.

“The bus was busy at the time. Any­one who wit­nessed this dis­tress­ing in­ci­dent or has any in­for­ma­tion as to the iden­tity of the fe­male sus­pect please con­tact po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 2852, or con­tact Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555111.” ●A car has been stolen fol­low­ing an­other two house break-ins in Ruther­glen.

Thieves made off with a red VW Golf af­ter find­ing the keys to the ve­hi­cle dur­ing a break-in at Seafield Drive overnight on Satur­day.

And goods worth an es­ti­mated £2,500 were stolen when a shed was bro­ken into at Trossachs Road be­tween July 15 and 23.

The crim­i­nals took two moun­tain bikes, tools, golf clubs and fish­ing equip­ment.

Po­lice are urg­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the thefts to con­tact Ruther­glen Po­lice Of­fice on 101.

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