DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after shocking dawn raids on two supermarkets in East Renfrewshire. 

Major damage was caused when a car reversed into the front of a Co-Op shop in Mearns Road, Clarkston, at around 5.20am this morning. 

A short time later, the Mearns Filling Station, in the same road, was also targeted by a car. 

Police believe nothing was stolen in either raid but, as previously reported by the Barrhead News, staff have been sent home for the day. 

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Officers believe a silver Peugeot estate car could have been used in the two incidents and are asking for members of the public to look out for a damaged vehicle. 

Inspector Bryan McGeogh, of Giffnock Police Office, said:  “Officers are currently in the area gathering information for this investigation and gathering CCTV footage.   Our enquiries are still at an early stage but it does not appear that anything has been stolen.

“Inquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle involved and its driver.  The car involved was a silver Peugeot estate which had roof rails running the length of the vehicle.  The back of the car will be very badly damaged and I would urge anyone with information on its whereabouts, or who was driving to contact police as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information that may assist our investigation should contact the Community Investigation Unit at Govan Police Office through 101 quoting reference numbers 0505 or 0545 of 1st November.  Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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