EAST End residents have been urged to review security in their homes by a top cop following several break-ins in the Dennistoun area.

The warning comes after concerned residents shared several videos on social media of alleged break-ins captured on CCTV footage.

One resident, who did not want to be named, claimed that a TV and iPad was nicked from her ground floor flat in the area.

The resident said: “They buzzed first and saw my flat was empty then went in through my kitchen window.

“A neighbour across from me saw them leave taking my TV with them, climbing through the window and apparently they got into a taxi.”

The resident added: "This happened at 1.57pm. I left my flat at 1.30pm - that's how quickly it happened.

"So be wary and make sure your front close door and back doors are fully secured."

In CCTV footage shared by another resident, a young man can be seen allegedly taking a large TV from flat before leaving.

The new area commander for Glasgow’s East End Chief Inspector Pat Murphy insisted, however, that his officers were tackling the issue head on.

He added that the statistics show that there has not been in an increase in housebreakings in the area.

He said: “Housebreaking is a despicable crime that leaves people feeling vulnerable in their own homes.

“I am aware of the concerns in the community and from the residents of Dennistoun, and I would like to reassure them that we are focussing on this issue very closely.”

He added: “We have deployed extra patrols in the area from our Local Problem Solving Teams and I encourage residents to speak to those officers when they see them in the community. We have also used specialist resources such as Operation Neighbourhood to investigate positive lines of enquiry and as a result we have gathered intelligence which has led to a number of arrests.

“In 2018 so far, we have seen a fall in domestic housebreakings in the area relative to the same period last year. This is an encouraging sign and is testament to our ongoing work with the communities of Dennistoun as well as our proactive investigative focus.

“I would like to take this opportunity to remind householders to review their own security arrangements as we need to make it as difficult as possible for those individuals intent on breaking into houses.

“We are relying on the communities to assist us detect those responsible, so if you see suspicious activity in your community I please report it.

“Anyone who has information which could help police with their investigations is asked to call 101.”