PEOPLE have been warned not to leave gardening equipment lying about - in case thieves strike.
A Milngavie Police spokesman said: “At this time of the year when gardening equipment is in use, there has been an increase in thefts from gardens and gardens sheds.
“We would like to remind members of the public to return gardening equipment to their sheds or garages and ensure that these premises are secured. It is important to keep your shed secure. Invest in a good lock and consider fitting reinforced hinges.
“Keep valuable garden equipment locked away and ensure it is marked with your postcode.”