THIEVES have been targeting homes for their cars in the East End - with one bold criminal trying to nick a car in a forecourt while a motorist was paying for petrol. 

Cops have issued several calls for witnesses after victims reported the thefts over the weekend. 

The thieves seem to be targeting the properties in order to steal cars and cops in Shettleston have been dealing with reports all over the division.

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Hallhill Road

The force also revealed that a bold thief attempted to steal a car in a petrol station forecourt while the driver was paying for fuel. 

The cheeky criminal got into the vehicle while passengers were within the back seat at the petrol station in Hallhill Road on Friday, June 21.

He made off towards Shettleston Road and no description was given of the man.

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Saughs Place

On the same day, a property was broken into in Saughs Place, Robroyston. Cops did not reveal if any items were taken.

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Killin Street 

Several items, however, were nicked when a garden shed was broken in Killin Street during the night on Saturday, June 22. The stretch of road runs between Sandyhills and Shettleston. 

A thief used an open window to break into a home in Burnmouth Road, Barlanark on Saturday, June 22. Police say he made his getaway in a stolen car. 

On the same day, a car and other items were nicked when a property was broken into in Edinburgh Road, Swinton. 

A further two cars were taken during an overnight theft in Albany Avenue, Springboig. Police said a number of items were swiped during the theft which happened Friday, June 21 into Saturday, June 22. 

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Station Road

Meanwhile, two men were involved in a break-in where two cars were swiped. It happened in the early hours of Sunday, June 23 in Station Road, Baillieston. 

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The latest thefts come after The Scottish Sun reported that machete-wielding thugs ransaked a home - and made off with three cars.

The home raid happened in Glasgow's Baillieston area while a teenager was still in bed. 

A shocked neighbour called the cops in after spotting the thieves who were carrying blades the 'size of an arm'. 

Officers arrived on time to chase the suspects and one car was recovered. An Audi A1 and Audi S3, worth over £55,000 are still missing. 

Cops said a probe into the raid is ongoing.

Police Scotland previously issued security advice to householders to avoid being the victim of a housebreaking.

Householders are advised to use timer switches on lights and radios to make it look as if their home is occupied.

You should also ensure all doors and windows are secure when you leave your property or go to bed.

In addition, you should protect your property by using security lighting at the front and back of your home, and you can also lock away outdoor items such as gardening tools and ladders.

Police Scotland also say you should use a good quality lock on garden sheds and make a note of all makes, models and serial numbers of your property.

Anyone who has been the victim of a theft or has information in relation to the break-ins can contact Police Scotland on 101.

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