HOUSEHOLDERS returned home to find a gang of thieves raiding their property for valuable Asian jewellery. 

The brazen theft happened in the Parkhouse Estate happened between 4.45 pm and 6 pm on Thursday.

Police said the home in Whitacres Road was broken into by a gang of three men who stole a five-figure sum of money and a four-figure sum of jewellery.

They were disturbed by the householders at 6 pm and ran off onto Parkhouse Road.

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The men are described as having their faces covered and wearing dark coloured tops and bottoms. Two of them were spotted carrying bags.

Constable Fraser Gunn, at Govan Police Station, said:  "The suspects for this break-in may have been in the area prior to the occupants leaving their house.

"Once the occupants have been out of sight the suspects have broken into the house and taken the money and the jewellery, which is described as Asian in quality, 18ct and 24ct gold, consisting of necklaces, bangles, and ear-rings.

"The occupants have returned home just before 6 pm and observed lights on within the house and a man within the living room. Shortly after, all three men have exited the house. The suspects ran past them whilst they are in their car, and out onto Parkhouse Road.

"No other items were taken apart from the money and jewellery, so we believe that this house was targeted specifically.

"From CCTV we can see that there is a lot of traffic on Parkhouse Road around the time of the break-in, and we would appeal to anyone who was in the area and who may have seen these men running to come forward. We are also keen to get dash-cam footage from vehicles who were in the area as well."

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The theft comes after we reported last month that a gang of thieves waited for a woman to leave her home before nicking valuable Asian gold jewellery.

The 58-year-old's property was targeted in Blackhill and a four-figure sum of jewellery was stolen. 

Anyone with any information which might assist in this investigation should call the Community Investigation Unit (Housebreakings) at Govan Police Station via 101 quoting reference number 2892 of the 6th February 2020, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."