IRVINE police have put on additional police patrols after recent reports of housebreakings in the Montgomerie Park.

Between 10pm hours on Saturday, May 26 and 8am on Sunday, May 27, two houses were broken into and a number of items, including cars, stolen as a result.

Police are currently reviewing CCTV and speaking to residents who may have witnessed anything and have put on additional patrols in the area since.

Inspector Jim McMillan, of Irvine Locality Policing Team, said: “Break-ins to a person’s home can have a serious impact on the individual and their family, and make them feel unsafe and vulnerable within their home.

“Enquiries to trace those responsible, including door-to-door and the review of all available CCTV, continue. In the meantime we have increased both high visibility and plain clothes patrols in the area.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have been offered property for sale or who knows the whereabouts of these vehicles, a black Ford Kuga and a grey Nissan XTrail, to get in touch with us. The vehicles will have been driven from where they were stolen and may have been parked up somewhere awaiting collection at a future date.”

“I would urge anyone who may have information which could assist with this enquiry to contact us or to contact CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”

Police Scotland can be contacted by calling the national non emergency number 101 quoting incident numbers 1304 and 1294 of Sunday 27th May 2018.

For advice on keeping your home secure you can contact your local Community Safety Officer by calling 101.