East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has sought to reassure residents in Bearsden and Milngavie following a number of housebreakings which have targeted the Asian community in East Dunbartonshire in recent months.
Further arrests have been made since January, and work is ongoing to tackle the problem.
Police Scotland have increased patrols in the area and are carrying out crime prevention surveys as well as roadside vehicle checks. They have also issued advice on steps which can be taken by residents in light of these crimes. A copy of the information can be found below.
Commenting on the burglaries, Jo said:
“It is positive to see that arrests are being made and that Police Scotland are taking proactive steps to disrupt these criminals.
“However, housebreakings are still taking place, not only in East Dunbartonshire but throughout the country, so I will be raising the issue in the House of Commons later this month. I have also written to the Scottish Government and am in regular contact with Police Scotland, having recently met with local officers and Crimestoppers.
“Despite the progress that has been made, I would urge the whole community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.”