A gang travelling across Scotland raiding care homes have targeted a number of facilities in Glasgow.

A report published by Police Scotland has revealed the thieves have been moving to areas across the country and breaking into care homes, stealing pensioners' jewellery and cash on their way. 

Ten alleged break-ins at care premises were recorded by police over four days this summer, including Carntyne, Pollokshields and two in Royston.

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The report reads: “Organised housebreakings to care homes have been seen across divisions.

“Disruptive work continues around travelling serious organised crime groups involved in care home housebreakings.”

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In June, we told how thugs targeted a total of 10 care homes across Lanarkshire, Glasgow and West Lothian.

The warped thieves targeted Strathaven Colinsdene Nursing Home in Strathaven on 17 June before breaking into a further three homes in Glasgow.

Greenfield Park Nursing Home, Hogganfield Loch Nursing Home and Little Sisters of the Poor Sheltered Housing Complex were all subjected to the break-ins in one day.

Later on in the same day, a further Glasgow care home was targeted, after staff at the Oakview Manor Care Home disturbed a group of men entering the premises.

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In the early hours of Thursday, 18 June, a break-in was discovered at the Whitehills Care Home in East Kilbride. This followed on from a similar break-in that took place within the Forefaulds Nursing Home, East Kilbride at around 1am.

The same day, an attempt was made to force entry to the Embrace Care Home in East Kilbride.

A man of 24 has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the alleged incidents betw­een June 17 and 20.

Detective Sup­erintendent, Matt Paden said: “We are committed to ensuring that vulnerable people are protected from falling victim to acquisitive crime.

“We recognise that care facilities for the elderly and infirm are potential targets for break-ins and other acquisitive crime offences.

“We work closely with staff and management at these premises to make sure they have considered all relevant safety matters and have appropriate security measures in place throughout their premises.

“If we receive reports of break-ins or thefts from these facilities, we devote all required resources to the investigation so that we can bring offenders to justice and reunite the victims with their stolen property.”