A NUMBER of Renfrew properties have been targeted by thieves this week.

Several homes and cars have been broken into, with thousands of pounds worth of items snatched by crooks.

One such incident saw a property ransacked and thousands of pounds worth of valuables stolen.

The house break-in took place at Laggan Terrace on Saturday, January 13, between 11.30am and 9.15pm.

After forcing open the kitchen window, the crook tipped couches to the side and emptied drawers and cupboards.

Among the items taken in the haul were a gold engagement ring, Playstation 4, games and cash.

Thousands of pounds worth of goods were taken during another break-in.

On Friday, January 12, between 7am and 6pm, a house in McClue Road was broken into.

Items including laptops, mobile phones and cash were stolen. 

In a separate incident, an expensive mountain bike and quantity of power tools were stolen from a garage.

Crooks managed to force their way into the garage at Blytheswood Avenue in Renfrew before making away with the goods.

The break-in happened between Tuesday, January 9, at 9pm and Thursday, January 11, at 5.15pm.

Would-be thieves also broke into a Renfrew garage over the weekend.

The incident took place between Saturday, January 13, at 9am and Sunday, January 14, at 8.45am in Kirlandneuk Crescent. 

Nothing was stolen, as the culprits were potentially disturbed by the internal alarm. 

A man was also arrested for allegedly attempting to break into cars in Renfrew.

It has been claimed that the 49-year-old tried to access the vehicles along High Street.

The incident is said to have taken place on Sunday, January 14 at 11am.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Finally, overnight on Saturday, a stihl saw and Paslode nail gun nails were stolen from a secure container on a building site in the town's Brown Street.

Sergeant Alan Mack, who is based in Johnstone, said: "There have been a number of thefts and break-ins across Renfrew this week.

"At the moment, we are unable to determine whether any of these incidents are linked.

"We would like to advise residents to ensure they set alarms on properties when they are unoccupied.

"Enquiries are continuing and anyone with further information should contact police."

The number to call is 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.