A family is devastated after brazen thieves stole their caravan which they’d planned to use next year to visit
Jon Pender, dad-of-two girls aged six and eight, from Allander Road in Milngavie, said: “We bought the caravan this summer for family holidays and we’ve only used it a few times – most recently during the October break we took it to Sandylands in Saltcoats where we had a lovely time.
“It wasn’t worth a lot of money but it was our pride and joy and we’re gutted that it’s gone.
“We’d been working on it slowly to improve the interior and we’d replaced some of the upholstery and windows - it was a bit of a labour of love for us.
“I don’t see why anyone would steal it as they won’t make a lot of money from it and it was so brazen of them to take it from our driveway.
“The girls are really upset about this and now it will be much harder for us to take them on the holiday of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris which we’d planned.
“Apart from the caravan itself they’ve also taken all the contents such as sleeping bags, dishes, clothes, tools which will be very difficult to replace.”
The caravan is a Supreme Bi Equerry four berth – cream coloured with the registration R437 NPY.
Jon added: “It’s possible that someone may come across the registration plate on its own somewhere which might help the police trace the culprits.
“I’d urge anyone who saw anything suspicious at my house – 10 Allander Road – on Saturday, November 22 or in the early hours of the following day to get in touch with the police.
“Someone else – not me – would have driven our caravan away in a different car so it should have been quite noticeable.
“If anyone remembers anything, however small or insignificant please tell the police.”
Constable Alex Moore, community safety officer at Kirkintilloch police office, said: “Theft of caravans do occur but not on a regular basis within East Dunbartonshire.
“I would ask any member of the public who may have seen any person(s) acting suspiciously during these times to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they’d like to remain anonymous.”