OWNERS of a popular South Side restaurant are at their wit's end as the venue has been targeted by thugs three times in six months.

The most recent break-in at The Bungo saw three young thugs batter their way through reinforced glass to gain entry.

The trio - all with hoods up and their faces obscured - then tried to steal an empty till but ran off.

Sunday morning's break-in, around 4am, comes after the venue was vandalised on March 28 and April 4.

Co-owner Catherine Hardy said: "We've just had enough now.

"We have CCTV and we have laminated glass, which is two sheets of glass with plastic in between, but they are still managing to break through.

"We can't put shutters up because it's a listed building and I don't want to put a metal door up as they will just target our windows.

"I don't know what else to do but this is incredibly frustrating."

The Bungo is known to be one of several businesses recently targeted by thieves.

So far nothing has been stolen as tills are emptied overnight but Ms Hardy said thousands of pounds of damage has been caused.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Around 4 am on Sunday, August 4 2019, police were called to a report of a break-in at a restaurant on Nithsdale Road, Glasgow.

"Enquiries are ongoing."