Police issue vehicle safety advice

Police Scotland is urging Aberdeenshire car owners to take every possible precaution to deter thieves from stealing property left inside vehicles.

Police Scotland ask that all motorists ensure their vehicles are locked and any personal belongings or valuable possessions are either removed from the car or hidden from view.

If some items cannot be removed from the car they should be placed out of sight in the boot.

Police Scotland’s advice follows a number of thefts and attempted thefts in the Formartine and Deeside areas.

Aberdeenshire South Area Commander Chief Inspector, Richard Craig, said: “Aberdeenshire is a very safe place to live with relatively low levels of crime but we cannot become complacent.

“Drivers should always ensure that their vehicle is secured when left unattended, this includes making sure all doors are locked and windows closed.

“We would also ask that if anyone witnesses any suspicious activity they contact Police Scotland on 101.”

Three cars were targeted in the Newburgh area between 6pm on Tuesday, August 11 and 8am on Wednesday, August 12.