Thieves hit home while Bearsden family slept upstairs

A shocked family was recovering this week after thieves raided their home in the early hours last Thursday morning while they were asleep.

The raiders entered the Bearsden property after crow-barring open a small kitchen window.

They stole a wallet, car keys and an £8,000 car that had only been bought four days previously.

They also took front door keys and a number of other personal items.

The homeowner, who asked not to be named, said the worst thing had been the fact his wife and their seven-year-old and five-month-old daughters were all asleep at the time.

The 38-year-old dad, a doctor at Gartnavel Hospital, said: “We haven’t really slept at night since all this has happened. It is a strange feeling.

“My wife is not sleeping very well at the moment anyway as we have a baby.

“She is up at night some times and I hate to think what would have happened if she had gone downstairs when they had been there.”

The homeowner, who has lived in the house for the past 18 months, added: “The first I knew we had been burgled was when my wife went down stairs in the morning and noticed our car was not in the driveway.

“You just don’t think something like this will happen in a place like Bearsden.

“The police forensic team think it may have been a professional job as there were traces of fabric on the window ledge, which suggests they used gloves.”

A police spokesman told the Herald: “Enquiries are ongoing.

“If anyone has any information about this incident please contact Constable Harrington on 0141 532 4000.”