Appeal launched after men 'wearing balaclavas' attempted multiple thefts

Police are making 'extensive enquiries' to trace those responsible.

Appeal launched after men ‘wearing balaclavas’ attempt to steal from pedestrians in Woodlands, Glasgow iStock

A witness appeal has been launched after men on a motorcycle who were wearing balaclavas attempted to snatch bags and mobile phones from a number of pedestrians.

Between the hours of 9pm and 10.30pm on Saturday, August 6, two men attempted the thefts in the Woodlands area of Glasgow.

They are described as wearing black balaclavas and hoodies with neither wearing a helmet. The motorcycle is described as an older style, possibly a moped and was not displaying a registration number.

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible and officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Laura Roberts said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen these men or who may have witnessed any of the incidents.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone with private CCTV or dashcam footage.

“Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 4288 of August 6.

“Alternatively, a call can be made anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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