HOMES across Bishopbriggs have been targeted by thieves in a recent spate of break-ins.
Properties in Tay Crescent, Myrtle Square, Kirkintilloch Road and Springburn Road have been hit in recent weeks.
Police are urging residents to call them if they see anyone acting suspiciously.
At last week’s meeting of Bishopbriggs Community Council, it was revealed by the police that there had been an increase in house break-ins over the last two to three months, and that officers were working on detecting those responsible.
A police spokesperson, speaking in reference to break-ins in general, said: “Over recent months there has been an increase in sneak-in thefts to houses and outbuildings, and also an increase in items taken from insecure vehicles.
“We would advise householders to check the security of their homes and vehicles.
“Make sure all windows and doors are locked prior to going out or going to bed. Lock valuables away and out of sight and don’t leave them on display in your car.
“If you do discover a theft, report it to the police immediately, and try not to touch anything that may possess forensic evidence.
“If you see anyone entering or leaving the garden or driveway of your house, or your neighbours’ house, and you believe they are suspicious, call the police immediately.
“Items stolen are generally small items that can be easily carried, such as cash, bank cards, jewellery and electronic goods.”
To report a house break-in or theft call Kirkintilloch Police Office on 0141 532 4400.
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