Mar 31 2010 Airdrie & Coatbridge
THIEVES stole three laptops from St Ambrose High School, Coatbridge between 8-10pm last Thursday night .
Police are looking for five males aged between 15-16 years.
ST KEVIN’S Primary was broken into by two men at about 2.40am last Friday. They made off with a laptop.
Police say it may be offered for a quick sale and if anyone has information regarding this property the police would appreciate their assistance.
A GARAGE was broken into last Saturday night in Alberta Avenue, Coatbridge and bikes were stolen.
A LARGE pole was used to smash two windows at a house in Beechwood Drive, Coatbridge about 11.30pm last Friday.
NEDS set fire to a house in Woodside Street, Coatbridge just before midnight last Saturday. The person in the house managed to extinguish the fire and was unhurt. Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen someone acting suspiciously.
CAVITY insulation boards worth a three figure sum of money were stolen from a Redrow building site near to Glenboig Farm Road, between last Friday and Saturday.
A FEMALE motorist had to keep control of her vehicle after someone threw an object from a wooded area as she drove near to Craigneuk Avenue last Saturday at 9.20pm. The object smashed her rear windscreen.
A HANDBAG was stolen from a customer at a night club in Main street, Coatbridge last Saturday about 1.40am.
The owner of the bag left it unattended and out of sight. The bag contained valuables including mobile phones and cash.
PC Gillian Forrester, of Monklands Community Safety, offered this advice on nights out saying said: “It can be upsetting for someone to lose their property particularly when they are out to have fun and relax.
“What people have to remember is whether they hide their bag or not there are always people watching for the opportunity to steal. Keep your bag with you at all times and avoid carrying more cash or valuables than you need - and never accept a drink from anyone that you don’t trust and remember to drink in moderation.
“Always watch your drink being poured, never leave it unattended it and discard it if you do as it may have been spiked.
“Make sure you leave with friends and, if possible, arrange transport in advance.
“If you have pre-ordered a taxi they will quote your name, never get in a taxi if you’re in doubt of this.
“If you have concerns about someone acting suspiciously in the premises or your drink being spiked ask to speak to the manager.”
IF you have any information on the above incidents please contact police at Airdrie on 01236 505100 or Coatbridge on 01236 502000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
PEOPLE wishing to discuss security advice please contact their local Community Safety department, PC Simpson at Coatbridge 01236 502009 or PC Forrester at Airdrie on 01236 505109.