Three More Homes Broken Into By Opportunist Thieves
THIEVES made off with thousands of pounds worth of property in raids on homes in Hairmyres.
They struck in the early hours of Sunday morning at three houses within a half-a-mile radius.
The opportunist thieves broke into each property through rear patio doors.
The latest spate of robberies included a house in Strathhalladale Court which was broken into between 4 and 6am.
The culprits made off with a haul which included wallets, a purse, mobile phones, bank cards and a driver’s licence, jackets and even make-up.
Similar items as well as two sets of car keys, a laptop and cash were taken from an address in Strathpeffer Drive between 2.30am and 9.15am. On this occasion most of the stolen items were recovered nearby.
The third home targeted was in nearby Strathkelvin Lane.
Between 2.30am and 8am, thieves broke in and made off with handbags, a laptop, bank cards, two sets of car keys, cash, perfume and make-up.
The latest raids have prompted police to warn householders to ensure doors and windows are securely locked before going to bed and stress the importance of securing conservatories.
Sergeant Lynn Falconer, from community safety in East Kilbride, said: “Following a recent spate of housebreakings in East Kilbride we are keen to reinforce the message of home security.
“It should be high on the priority list and householders should remember to lock doors and windows when leaving the house or retiring for the evening.
“When you are going to be out during the hours of darkness, keep a light on, or you could consider purchasing a timer switch for your lights which can act as a great deterrent for thieves.”
Sergeant Falconer continued: “If you are offered any stolen goods, please remember that it is an offence to knowingly purchase these.
“If you are offered any items that may have been stolen from these recent housebreakings, please get in touch with us so that we can trace the suspects involved.
“Finally, I would encourage anyone who requires advice on any aspects of their personal or home security to contact their local community police officer for further advice.”
Anyone with any information regarding the recent housebreakings is asked to contact East Kilbride Police on 564000.
Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers where callers can remain anonymous, on 0800 555 111.