Car crime victim calls for CCTV cameras

Mugdock Country Park, Christine Hogg and her puppy.
Mugdock Country Park, Christine Hogg and her puppy.

The victim of a car break-in at a car park near Mugdock Country Park has warned people not to leave anything of value visible in their vehicle.

Christine Hogg, from Bearsden, was shocked to find that someone had smashed a window of her BMW while it was in the east car park on Craigallion Road last Wednesday, at 1.30pm. She had been walking her dog across the moors.

The thief stole her purse containing money and bank cards.

Mrs Hogg said: “I just want to warn people this is happening. I returned the following day, but I couldn’t relax because I just kept worrying that my car might be getting broken into again.”

Mrs Hogg would like security cameras to be installed at the car park.

She added: “I would think that with the amount of council tax we pay we could have cameras in car parks where break-ins happen.”

Two of Mrs Hogg’s bank cards were later found in Milngavie, one on Cairns Drive.

Thomas Glen, East Dunbartonshire Council’s director of development and regeneration, said: “This is an unfortunate incident and hopefully the culprit will be traced by police and the property returned.

“We try to ensure people have a safe and enjoyable visit to Mugdock - employees keep an eye out for anyone behaving suspiciously - but the car park is not monitored on a permanent basis. As far as we are aware this is an isolated incident and we hope it doesn’t put anyone off visiting the park.”

Call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to report anything suspicious.