Appeal after car theft near Mugdock

POLICE in Balfron are asking for help from the public after a car was stolen from a private estate near Mugdock.

The green Volkswagon Bora was taken from outside a house near Old Mugdock Road between 11pm on Monday (June 25) and 10.30am the following day.

Tools worth over a thousand pounds were also stolen from vans in Balfron and Croftamie - various items worth a three-figure sum were taken from a van on George Terrace, Balfron, between 10.30am on Monday (June 25) and 11am the following day.

Tools worth a four-figure sum were also swiped from a van in Cattermills, Croftamie, between 7.30pm on Monday (June 25) and 7.35am the following day.

A spokesperson for Central Scotland Police, said: “We strongly advise that vans and cars are properly locked and secured with keys removed when the vehicle is left unattended.

“Vehicle owners should remove valuable property from the vehicles.

“Keep it locked and keep it secure.

“It is also good practice to mark your property which can be done with a UV pen or details engraved onto the item. Usually the postcode and house number is sufficient to tie the item down to individual owners.

“Your local community officer can assist with this crime prevention and property marking.”

Anyone with information can contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.