Two bikes worth hundreds of pounds each have been stolen in Milngavie and Bearsden recently.
The police are warning residents to be vigilant after a spate of break-ins to sheds, garages and homes.
The following warnings were posted on a social media site: (April 24) “Someone has broken into my garage between the hours of 5pm and 1am and stole my bike! Milngavie area! Everyone make sure your security is 100 per cent DAY and NIGHT!”
(April 25) Bike stolen from Hillfoot Station today. Locked it to bike stand at 7.20am this morning, gone when I returned at 5.15pm this evening. Men’s Giant Alias mountain bike, black and dark green. Reported to police. Grateful if anyone would have seen someone riding it away today (long shot)? Stolen in full view of CCTV.”
The police have also stepped up patrols in the area and officers are advising residents not to leave their car keys visible.
Community Inspector at Kirkintilloch police office, Gerry Corrigan, said: “We continue to regularly deploy plain clothes patrols across East Dunbartonshire to proactively look for suspicious persons and known offenders and we have a specialist dedicated team to investigate housebreakings.
“We also establish road blocks at key locations in the middle of the night in order to detect offenders moving by vehicle.
“Housebreakings and vehicle crime continue to be a high priority for us in terms of how we deploy our resources to deter, disrupt and detect offenders.
“I’d like to ask the residents of East Dunbartonshire to assist us in this by making sure their homes and outbuildings are secure and valuables, particularly car keys, out of sight.
“If you see anything suspicious please call Police Scotland on 101, or in an emergency, call us on 999.”