THIEVES caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage after trying to break into two cars.

The vehicles were targeted in Barrhead’s Roebank Drive and nearby Cumnock Drive at the weekend by crooks who were forced to flee empty-handed despite smashing the cars’ windows.

Police are now hunting for the thieves who tried to break into the vehicle in Roebank Drive overnight between Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27.

A search has also begun for the culprits behind the unsuccessful break-in attempt in Cumnock Drive, which is thought to have taken place between 6pm on Saturday, August 26 and lunch time on Sunday, August 27.

Sergeant Michael Morganthaler, of Giffnock Police Station, told the Barrhead News: “Officers are investigating a report of a vehicle being broken into overnight on Saturday, August 26 into Sunday, August 27 at an address in Roebank Drive in Barrhead.

“The perpetrators have damaged the vehicle in various places trying to break in.

“The damage to the vehicle is expected to be close to £500, although nothing was taken.

“We are following enquiries.”

Sgt Morganthaler continued: “Another vehicle was broken into in Cumnock Drive between 6pm on Saturday, August 26 and lunch time on Sunday, August 27.

“The quarter-light window was smashed, causing about £100 of damage but nothing was taken.

“We can’t ascertain if there’s any connection between the two incidents at this time.”

Any members of the public who have information are asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.