Robbers broke into a Cumbernauld house while the family were home

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

Published at 21:47 on 11 February 2015

Police    Crime

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A CARBRAIN resident has described to Cumbernauld Media how he and his family felt as their home was being robbed – while they were at home.

Talking to Cumbernauld Media’s Scott Campbell, Mark from Greenrigg Road said that the “Carbrain area was subject to several break-ins early hours of Sunday morning (including myself),” adding that he wished to speak to us so that he could “spread the word for people to be extra careful and ensure that their properties are secure.” 

Police officers from Cumbernauld Police Station have since issued an appeal for information and witnesses, after a spate of housebreak-ins in the South Carbrain area on Sunday (8 February), with a number of other appeals issued in the days that followed for various other criminal acts.

“Three homes were broken into on Greenrigg Road on Sunday 8th February, 2015,” a spokesperson confirmed. “If you have any information please call Cumbernauld Police Station on 101 or give information anonymously, and in confidence by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  Please lock and secure you home,” the spokesperson added.

Since the hat-trick of housebreak-ins, officers from Cumbernauld Police Station have issued a further two appeals for information relating to additional criminal activities in the Carbrain area over the past few days. 

The first was the theft of a mountain bike from Millcroft Road in South Carbrain on February 10th. A spokesperson for Cumbernauld Police Station confirmed that an appeal for information into the theft of the black and white mountain bike was ongoing.

In a second appeal, police officers have confirmed they are looking for anybody with information to come forward after houses in Beechwood Road and Torbrex Road had their windows smashed on February 10th.

The appeals came after three houses in the South Carbrain street of Greenrigg Road were broken into on Sunday 8th February. One of the victims has spoken to Cumbernauld Media of the horrendous experience.

“My partner and I were at home with our baby at the time of the break-in,” Mark told us. 

“My partner’s handbag was stolen along with a three-figure sum of cash, but we believe they were after car keys,” he explained.

“We noticed that the culprits were loitering outside of our house, and afterwards I challenged them and gave chase.

“My partner and I both feel violated and the fact that these individuals could be so callous as to rob a house with such a young child in it is sickening – we were lucky that our dog alerted us to the situation,” Mark added.