Thousands of pounds worth of items have been stolen from a cottage in Johnstone. The thieves stole £5,000 worth of treasured possessions -including a £1,000 bottle of...

Thousands of pounds worth of items have been stolen from a cottage in Johnstone.

The thieves stole £5,000 worth of treasured possessions -including a £1,000 bottle of rare whisky.

The cottage on Rannoch Road, Johnstone, was ransacked  on Tuesday 14th June 2014. The owners had only moved into their new home.

Also taking were laptops, an iPad, Bose sound system, £1,000 in cash and jewellery, a rare bottle of Ardbeg whisky, worth £1,000 and a £3,500 Raymond Weil watch.

Fishmongers David and Roma Scott, both 48, were horrified when they returned home from work to find raiders had smashed their way into their cottage.

Police searched the nearby woods for any clues to help them track down the home raiders.

Detective Sergeant Peter Crombie, who is based in Paisley, appealed for any information the public may have about the break in, which happened sometime between 10.30am and 5pm on Tuesday, June 15.

He said: “This was a high value house breaking and I would ask anyone who is offered items for sale which may have been stolen to contact police immediately on 101”.