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Senseless thugs have broken into a Giffnock takeaway and made off with its charity collection box. 

Indian takeaway Clay Oven told of the break-in on their Facebook page which took place on Friday night. 

Owners returned to the premises on Saturday and witnessed the damage to the takeaway. 

No valuables were left in the Fenwick Road location, but the thieves did make off with the charity box. 

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Clay Oven wrote on its Facebook page: "Last night we had a break in, smashed door glass, damaged door and took the charity box away.

"In these challenging times this is the last thing we need, luckily we don’t keep any valuables at the premises.

"There has been a few other incidents reported in the G46 area."

Police were contacted for comment, however at the time of writing no reports of the break-in had been made. 

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Clay Oven is still delivering food but is ensuring social distancing methods are in place. 

The Facebook post continued: "At times like this we have to come together as a community and be one.

"Stay safe and look out for each other."