A PRESTWICK car wash has been left devastated after its premises were broken into and £1,000 worth of equipment snatched.

Prestwick ProValet was left in ruin after crooks smashed the front door with a concrete block to enter the Prestwick Road base and steal essential tools.

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Staff arrived on Saturday morning to find pieces of shattered glass at the front door of the workplace after the callous thieves ransacked drawers in attempt to find valuable items.

Disappointed owner, Billy McFadzean told the Advertiser: “It happened on Friday night. There’s been some tools taken from us, it’s all worth about £1,000 all in.

“It wasn’t very nice to find, it’s disappointing to be honest but that’s the world we live in.”

Billy has now issued a warning to other local businesses to remain vigilant after a spate of housebreakings in the area. 

He added: “There’s been a spate of them in the area. The baker has been broken into and there was a guy down the road who had his van broken into with all the tools taken.”

“We’ve been able to keep going, we’ve been in business for 12 years and this has happened twice before.”

Police are investigating the housebreaking at the popular Valet.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Officers are investigating a housebreaking at the premises of Pro Valet on Ayr Road, Prestwick.

“The break-in happened sometime overnight Friday, December 13/14 .

“Tools with a value of around £1000 have been stolen in the break-in. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on the 101 number and quote the reference number 1168 14 December 2019.”