Glasgow & West Scotland

Attempted ATM thefts probed by Strathclyde Police

Police have appealed for information after attempted thefts at ATM machines in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

Alarms were activated at three separate cash points between 0200 and 0300 BST.

The machines targeted were at Bank of Scotland in Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, the Royal Bank of Scotland machine at Morrisons in Baillieston, and Lloyds TSB in Main Street, Uddingston.

Police said they were tampered with and attempts made to force entry to them.

Forensic examinations were being carried out at all three locations.

Det Sgt Frank Clarke from Strathclyde Police said: "Whilst the inquiry is at a very early stage, any help from the public would be helpful at this time.

"We appreciate the roads would be quiet between 0200 and 0330 hours this morning, however certainly Ayr Road in Newton Mearns and Main Street in Uddingston are main thoroughfares, and we would expect taxi drivers and revellers making their way home to be using these routes.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in these areas and saw anyone acting suspiciously near the cash machines or indeed if anyone saw a car making off at speed to please contact us."

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