Police say lock up your bikes

POLICE have asked Pollokshields bike owners to lock up after a series of thefts.

Inspector Eileen Taylor has also advised local people to leave their bikes somewhere visible.

She said: “Bolt cutters are being used to break the bike locks. Among the thefts are a number of high value bikes, worth more than £500 each.

“I would ask locals to ensure they do not leave their bikes in a secluded area and lock them up as much as possible.

“We are working hard to retrieve any stolen bikes and I would advise all bike owners to make sure they keep details of the make, model and colour of their bike”.

If you think you are being offered a stolen bike, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In East Renfrewshire, fuel has been the subject of a number of thefts this week.

Diesel has been stolen from agricultural and other plant machinery in rural areas of East Renfrewshire.

Chief inspector Alan Murray told The Extra: “I would advise residents in rural areas to keep their premises secure”.