Police are appealing for witnesses in Kilbarchan after thieves made off with vehicles, cash and food worth about £70,000 from a family-run business.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen two, white flatbed vans and their occupants in the Steeple Street and Barn Green area of the village at around 3pm on Saturday, July 24.

The appeal follows the theft of a van from Morrison’s Foodservices on Earl Haig Road in Hillington in the early hours of Saturday.

The vehicle was then driven to the Steeple Street and Barn Green area where it was parked up for several hours before the flatbed vans turned up and one of the occupants drove the stolen van away.

Later that evening and into the early hours of July 25, the same thieves are then believed to have returned to the Hillington firm, which supplies the catering trade, and stolen a further two vans.

In total, two white Fiat Ducatos, a white Ford Transit, a safe and pallets of food were taken after the thieves gained access to the company’s premises.

Detective sergeant Jason Buxton told the Gazette: “Three new vans were stolen. They broke in and stole the vehicles after getting the keys from the property.

“Following extensive police enquiries and CCTV reviews there was CCTV of one of the stolen vans near to the scout hall in Barn Green, Kilbarchan.

“We are looking for any witnesses who may have been in the area of Steeple Street and Barn Green in Kilbarchan roundabout 3pm on the 24th and observed some flatbed vehicles and vans and any kind of suspicious activity.

“We are also seeking any information that anyone has about the actual break ins.”

Anyone with information is asked to call officers on 101, quoting crime number KB03160721.