A frightened Scot caught a ‘scumbag thief’ on camera after the intruder broke into her home overnight.
The man who was wearing a hat and face mask, was seen prowling in the living room of the family home in Bishopton, Renfrewshire on Sunday night.
The thief was caught on a pet camera installed in the house that the couple use to monitor their dog.
The recording allegedly spooked the robber who made off with a handbag in the night-time raid.
A six-second clip taken in the living room shows a man crossing the room and looking around as he enters.
He then turns around and appears to look directly into the camera lens before the footage cuts off.
It is understood other houses in Durness Avenue, in the Dargavel area were allegedly targeted and high-end electronics and car keys taken.
The victim’s mum Wendy McLardie shared the footage on social media in a bid to identify the thief.
She wrote: “Please share scumbag…
“Intruder breaking into my daughter and partners house in Dargavel last night, f***ing dirty scumbag. If anyone recognises this lowlife please pm or call police.”
Wendy told the Record neighbours had informed them they had also been burgled on Thursday night.
She added: “Their main concern is that the police do not follow up, their neighbours had car keys stolen and an iPad, they have been tracked to a street in Paisley.
“Apparently the police have said they don’t have enough evidence to get a warrant to search the person home of the name we have been given.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Around 2.30pm on Monday, 22 November, officers received a report of a break-in to a property in the Durness Avenue of Bishopton. The incident is believed to have taken place in the early hours of that morning. Enquiries into the matter are at an early stage.”
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