AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after callous thieves ransacked a house during a late-night raid. 

Police received a report of the incident - which took place on Woodside Avenue in Rutherglen - at 10pm on Saturday, May 1. 

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The culprits made off with a quantity of cash and other items. 

Detectives have launched an investigation into the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. 

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We received a report relating to a break-in at a property on Woodside Avenue in Rutherglen around 10pm on Saturday, May 1.

"Entry had been forced to the property during the course of the evening and quantity of cash and other items were stolen.

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 4193 of May 1."