AN ARDROSSAN break-in is being linked to two other incidents in the West of Scotland.

Police Scotland say they are looking for a white Audi saloon car after a spate of recent break-ins which saw a family home in Kirkhall Gardens being targetted in a smash and grab on Monday, Januray 6.

A large quantity of money was stolen during the robbery and three men, all wearing balaclavas were observed getting into a white Audi saloon car.

Two days later, on Wednesday, January 8, police received reports of suspicious activity in Houston, Renfrewshire. 

Police say at around 6.50pm two men, who had their faces covered, and with hoods up over their heads, were seen in the Murchiston Road/Hewett Crescent area in Houston. 

One of the men was seen jogging past houses with a torch, while the second was seen in the garden of a house. 

At one point one of the men was chased along Hewitt Crescent by an onlooker, when he stopped and made threats in an effort to escape. 

At that point the man got in as a passenger to a white coloured Audi saloon car which then made off from the scene.

A third incident, which police are also linking to the Kirkhall Gardens break-in, happened at around 6.30pm on Sunday, January 5, a similar incident occurred in Haberlea Avenue in Glasgow, when a house was broken into, and around £300 in cash and a quantity of jewellery was stolen.

Detective Constable Ashley O'Neill at Paisley CID said: "The description we have of these two men in relation to the Houston incident is as follows: the first was around 5'9" tall, stocky build and was wearing a striped hooded top with alternating light and dark grey stripes. 

"The second man was also about 5'9" tall, medium build and was wearing a light brown hooded top and dark trousers.  Both men spoke with southern English accents. 

"I am appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Houston area on Wednesday, or at any of the other locations to get in touch with us on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 3033 8 January 2020. 

"It may be the case that these incidents are linked and we asking anyone with any information which might be off assistance to get in touch.  Callers who wish to pass information on and remain anonymous can do so through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."