A MAN and woman have appeared in court in connection with the alleged theft of two cars in Clydebank.

Daniel Owens, 39, and 36-year-old Dawn O’Connor are accused of committing a series of thefts in the town and in Glasgow over four days in June of last year.

They deny all the charges.

Prosecutors claim the pair broke into a house in Queen Mary Crescent overnight on June 7-8 and stole a car key, a purse, bank cards, a watch, a key, a keyring, a garden light and £300 in cash – and then stole a car from outside.

They also face a further charge alleging that on June 11 they broke into a house in Melfort Court and stole a mobile phone, a guitar, food and drink, a purse and its contents, a car key, other keys, a watch, a rucksack, household items, tools, aftershave, a torch, stationery, medication, an ID card, a speaker, a backpack, a laptop bag and a camera and around £347 in cash – and then stole a car from outside the property.

Ms O’Connor faces further charges alleging that she stole goods worth £29.70 from the LS Express store in Hawthorne Street, Clydebank on June 8 using a stolen bank card, and items worth £54.14 from the Asda supermarket in Rothes Drive, Maryhill on June 11, this time with a stolen Asda savings card.

Mr Owens is also charged with having a quantity of cocaine in Hood Street, Clydebank on June 11, and with driving while disqualified and without insurance on Melfort Court, Queen Mary Avenue and Hood Street on the same day.

The pair’s solicitors told a hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court that their clients denied all the charges.

But a date could not be fixed for a trial because the court cannot currently host jury trials where there is more than one accused, due to social distancing requirements.

The case was continued until later this month; Ms O’Connor’s bail was continued, while Mr Owens was remanded in custody.