Boilers worth £100,000 stolen in 'pre-planned robbery' over Christmas

Police have established 'five or six' men took part in the theft on December 27.

Boilers worth £100,000 stolen in ‘pre-planned robbery’ over Christmas from Hillington Park in Glasgow iStock

Boilers worth a six-figure sum were stolen after a business in an industrial park in Glasgow was broken into over the Christmas holidays.

Staff at the premises in Hillington Park on Buccleuch Avenue returned to work on Wednesday, January 3, to find stock, mainly boilers of various makes, had been stolen.

Police enquiries so far have established that the “pre-planned theft” involved “five or six” men, dressed in high visibility clothing, who broke into the building at around 7.40am on Wednesday, December 27.

They left with the stolen goods in two trucks and a van and later returned for a second load the same day. 

The van was a white VW crafter, and the trucks were curtainsiders, with white cabs with blue curtains.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective constable Jack McElwee of CID said: “This theft was obviously pre-planned, with the thieves knowing that this business was closed but other premises were open during this period.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have information about the break-in to come forward.”

If you have any information that will assist officers with their enquiries, then please call police via 101 quoting incident number 0549 of Wednesday, January 3, 2024. 

Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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