Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to Kirky club

Kirkintilloch Miners Welfare Institute 23.12.10 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch Miners Welfare Institute 23.12.10 Picture by Jamie Forbes

THUGS tore a trail of destruction through a popular social club earlier this week.

Thieves targeted Kirkintilloch Miners Welfare Club in the early hours of Monday morning. Police say the damage to the club will cost around £3,000 to put right, while electrical equipment totalling around £4,000 was taken.

The total cost of the raid could not be confirmed but police say it was “substantial”.

Club secretary Florence Cairney said that cash stolen included staff tips and charitable funds.

She told the Herald: “I want the people who did this to know that they have stolen the money of hard-working people and money which was going to go to local charities.

“I don’t know how people can do this kind of thing - I hope they have no luck in their lives.”

The break-in happened between midnight and 8.30am on Monday. Police are looking for witnesses, who should contact them on 0141 532 4400, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In a separate incident thieves made off with goods worth over £5,000 after breaking into a house on Colston Road, Bishopbriggs.

The crime took place between 7pm and 9.35pm on Sunday, June 26.

Meanwhile, crooks were foiled when they were disturbed trying to force entry into a property in Northbank Road, Kirkintilloch. They fled empty-handed at around 00.30am on June 26.