Warning after 14k theft spree in Bearsden

THIEVES launched a blitz on garages and huts - making off with property worth more than £14,000.

The raids happened over the space of a few days and most were concentrated in Bearsden’s Thorn Road area.

Now police are warning householders to be vigilant and to make every effort to ensure their homes and outbuildings are safe and secure.

The thieves struck between 12.15am and 7am last Friday at a property in Upper Glenburn Road, forcing open a garage and stealing a lawnmower and a large quantity of golf clubs and equipment. The total value of the haul was more than £8,000.

Shed

Between 11.30pm the same day and 7.30am the next morning, thieves made another attack, breaking into a locked shed, this time on Campbell Drive, and taking a bike, golf clubs and gear, this time worth a total of £1,600.

Robbers also struck in the same street between 9pm on Thursday, June 9, and 10am on the Sunday - forcing open a garage and making off with ski equipment and two mountain bikes, all with a total price of £1,600.

On nearby Collylinn Road, between 2pm on June 9 and 5pm on the Sunday, a garage was broken into and a Mountfield lawnmower worth £300 and a £1000 Sportster hybrid bike were taken.

These came after several other raids in Bearsden, including an attack on a shed in Carse View, Bearsden, where a set of golf clubs were pilfered. This happened between 9am on Wednesday, June 8 and 7.30am the next day. Police were unable to give a value for the items stolen.

There was also a break-in to a hut in South Erskine Park where a black Kona bike and a blue Stunt Jumper cycle were stolen. This happened between 8am on Saturday, June 4 and 8am the following Monday. The value of the goods taken was £1400.

Police have not said whether the series of raids are linked - but have warned householders to be wary.

Alarms

Advice leaflets have been distributed in the affected area urging people to take the utmost precautions.

A police spokeswoman said: “It is recommended that all garages and sheds are locked and secured at all times.

“Inexpensive shed alrms can be purchased from DIY stores for added security and peace of mind.”

Anyone with any information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.