These dark nights can usually appeal to thieves going out in the middle of the night. However, last night it all went wrong for a man, who was caught by police prowling around gardens.
The man was observed during the early hours of this morning, Friday 8th November 2019 snooping around gardens in Fernslea Avenue, in the Wheatlands area of Blantyre. Residents quickly alerted police, chasing off the thief. A fence was damaged as he scrambled to escape.
A local woman told us, “My sister and brother in laws house was targeted”
Police were thankfully on the scene quickly and sometime after 2.30am, around the Stonefield Road area, caught up with him. Caught!