Reward offered after thieves swipe £10,000 worth of tools

The thieves smashed a window in the van
The thieves smashed a window in the van

A Bishopbriggs home improvements firm has put up a £500 reward for information after robbers targeted a company van in the early hours of the morning.

The thieves made off with £10,000 worth of power tools and equipment from the back of the red transit van at SC Designs in Crow Road, Huntershill Village around 2.30am today, June 23.

Police are looking at CCTV images and are appealing to anyone who saw a suspicious-looking vehicle in the vicinity at the time.

The firm’s owner Scott Milne described the theft as “a terrible blow” to the company.

He added: “It’s just awful. There were about three or four thieves as far as we could make out. They smashed a window in the van, burst open the doors and made off with the tools. The van has been left in a bit of a state.

“The tools are vital to the company and very expensive, that’s why we are putting up the reward to anyone who can help us to catch these people.”

Customers expressed their shock on the firm’s Facebook page, with one labelling the thieves as “scumbags.”

Claire Andrew said: “This is shocking. Hope you get the stuff back and this thug gets caught.”

A police spokeswoman at Kirkintilloch said their inquiries were continuing. Anyone with information should call them on 101.