Facebook hunt for missing Cumbernauld car

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 11:27 on 1 September 2015


Ms McMahon's picture has gone viral. Picture: Facebook.

ONE Cumbernauld woman has turned to Facebook to appeal for support in tracking down her stolen vehicle.

Diane McMahon took to Facebook on Sunday (30th August) afternoon in a bid to hunt down her stolen Hyundai.

Publishing a picture of her car on her Facebook profile, Ms McMahon explained, “I wasn’t going to do this [posting to Facebook]”, describing how police officers and a forensics unit had just left her, advising her to “put this [appeal] onto Facebook.”

Her picture, which has now been shared over 1,700 times, shows the drivers’ side of her vehicle parked in the Cumbernauld branch of Arnold Clark Kia, before it was stolen.

“My car was stolen from my home in the early hours of Friday morning,” Diane explained on her Facebook post.

She added: “It’s a Hyundai ix35, and the registration is SV62 XUF.”

Ms McMahon ends her Facebook appeal by asking that “friends please share this [her post]”, adding: “Hopefully it will end on a good note, and the car will be found.”

Welcoming the support she had received on Facebook within just one day, Diane posted an update yesterday morning, explaining: “I got up this morning to find nearly 1500 Facebook shares of my car post! That's brilliant! Thank you to everyone who has shared it, as I don't even know most of you!”

The digital appeal comes after a spate of thefts from cars through the Cumbernauld area over the past couple of weeks. 

Officers from Cumbernauld Police Station are appealing for any information after a number of vehicles were broken into and items stolen between August 26th and 27th. 

Police say that the incidents happened in Thorniecroft Drive, Old Bars Drive, Barbeth Roadd, Lomond Court, and Blairdenan Avenue between August 26th and 27th, with an appeal for information issued. 

Anybody who has any information is urged to call Cumbernauld Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A spokesperson for Cumbernauld Police Station said: “Following a number of recent thefts from cars and vans, please do not leave valuables on display, take tools out of the van when parked.”

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