ASIAN jewellery worth at least £100,000 has been stolen from a house on the outskirts of Barrhead.

Police believe the property in Whitacres Road, South Nitshill, was specifically targeted by thieves who knew there was a "significant amount" of gold jewellery inside.

Cash and clothing were also stolen during the raid, which took place between 7pm and 8.25pm last night.

There was no-one in the house at the time.

Police are keen to trace a black BMW X5 seen in the area before the incident.

Detective Constable John Grant said: "From CCTV, we can see a black BMW X5 drive round and round the street prior to the break-in.

"We would like to speak to the driver as they may have information that will help our inquiry."

He added: "We believe this house was specifically targeted as the thieves seemed to know there would be a significant amount of gold jewellery within.

"The break-in has been very upsetting for the family and, whilst the jewellery is valuable in monetary terms, it is also of great sentimental value.

"If you have any information that will assist officers with their investigation, maybe you have dashcam footage from the street between 7pm and 8.25pm, then please call 101, quoting reference number 3,336 of July 23.

"Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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