Cops investigate East Ren break-ins

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following two break-ins in Giffnock and Thornliebank.

The first target, a Sainsbury’s Local on Fenwick Road, was broken in to at around 11.35pm on Wednesday, August 8.

Three men parked a 5-door, black BMW 3 series at the junction of Park and Fenwick Roads, and entered the supermarket, leaving with some alcohol stock.

A short time later, the same men targeted the Shell petrol station on Rouken Glen Road (Thornliebank), although nothing appears to have been stolen from the second site.

Officers have issued descriptions of the group, all three white males.

The first was wearing a black hooded Y-3 top, dark trousers and black Adidas trainers.

The second was wearing a black hooded top with a red top underneath, grey jogging bottoms and black shoes.

The third was wearing a grey or light hooded top with white writing on it, a blue Barbour-style jacket, jeans and light-coloured trainers.

Detective constable Murray Rolley, of Pollok police station, said: “The Sainsbury’s Local store is closed at that time and would have been in darkness, so when the alarm was activated the lights came on.

“This would have come across as very unusual to passers by, who would expect the premises to be in darkness.

“There were several cars passing as each of the crimes was being committed, and I’d like to speak to the drivers as they may have information which could help catch the men responsible”.

Enquiries are ongoing, and police are reviewing CCTV footage – meanwhile, anyone with information can contact Pollok officers on 532 5600.