A brazen thief has nicked a plush Range Rover from a driveway in Rutherglen.

Officers say the high-value theft took place on Coldstream Drive on Friday, March 29, shortly after 10.30pm.

During the incident, a grey Range Rover Sport was stolen via a keyless theft.

Police say a person was seen in the area wearing dark clothing - they then got into the car and drove off in it.

Cops also believe the motor was 'deliberately targeted' by the thief.

Now, police are appealing for information on the stolen motor.

Constable Martin Barnsley, Rutherglen Police Station, said: “We have managed to get CCTV from the area and around 10.30pm on Friday night, a person wearing dark clothing is seen near the car, then getting in and driving off.

"The owner of the car still has the keys and the house was not broken into.

“We believe the vehicle was deliberately targeted and that the thief used what is known as relay theft where the signal from the true key is bypassed and unauthorised access gained.

“We would appeal to anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area, or who may have any information on the whereabouts of the vehicle which has a SE66 prefix to contact police.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland added: "Information can be passed to officers via 101 quoting incident number 0773 of Saturday, March 30, 2024.

"Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Meanwhile, police have also issued advice for car security: 

  • When you are at home, keep your car keys or fobs away from the car, don’t leave them near your doors or windows.
  • Buy a signal-blocking pouch, this can block the transmission of the signal from the car key. You can buy these online.
  • Using a steering lock can be an effective way of ensuring that your vehicle is not stolen, it can be a useful deterrent.
  • If you have a garage, use it to secure vehicle.
  • Park in the driveway if you have one.