£10,000 bill after yobs target buses
Yobs caused more than £10,000 worth of damage to busses travelling through Castlemilk by pelting them with stones and rubbish.
The First Bus vehicles were targeted while driving along Ardencraig Road and Birgidale Road.
On several occasions windows were smashed and drivers were forced to stop the service to wait for help.
Police have now stepped up patrols in the area in a bid to catch the culprits.
The incidents began last month and the bus firm has made numerous calls to police.
Over the weekend of September 16 and 17 four incidents were reported.
Bus chiefs say more than £10,000 worth of damage has been caused in repairs and lost revenue due to problems.
Duncan Cameron, operations director at First Glasgow, said: “We’d like to reassure customers that we have not had any acts of vandalism towards our Castlemilk vehicles since the incidents that took place last month.
“We believe that the police have identified some suspects following CCTV evidence that was provided from our vehicles and we have been working with the local community to help reduce anti-social behaviour in the area.”
Services which run through the roads affected include numbers 5, 34A, 75 and 34, which provide a vital transport link for residents in Castlemilk.
Nobody was injured by the missiles but drivers have had to cancel their routes to get emergency repair work done to windows.
A police spokeswoman said: “Patrols have been increased to try and catch those responsible, with extra officers being deployed.”