Glasgow & West Scotland

Scuba gear stolen during Glasgow store break-in

Thousands of pounds of specialist diving equipment has been stolen during a break-in at premises in Glasgow.

The items were taken from Aquatron Marine, Tradeston, sometime between 2230 and 2335 BST on Wednesday.

Police said that a number of air tanks, diving watches and knives were among the items stolen.

Officers believe those behind the theft will try to sell on the equipment. They have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Pc Arlene Sweeney, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This is quite an unusual theft, however, it is quite clear the suspects knew the items would be of some value.

"It is quite probable they will try and sell this on, therefore I would urge any diving businesses or indeed members of the public who are approached to purchase anything to contact us. This is stolen equipment and would be seized if traced.

"From the inventory list we've received, several extremely sharp knives have been stolen which is of natural concern to us. We do not want to see these items on our streets."

Pc Sweeney said shutters on the doors of the premises had been forced open and a glass panel was smashed to gain entry. This activated the alarm system.

She added: "It is likely that local residents would have heard the alarm, and I would ask anyone who we haven't spoken to in the area to come forward if they saw or heard anything."

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