Public urged to be vigilant following thefts

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Police Scotland is appealing for information following a theft from a property in the Gordon Grove area of Ellon during the early hours of yesterday morning

Two men entered the residential property on Wednesday, December 21 and stole items from within, including a car key.

The first man is described as a white male, about 5ft 7, of a slim build, who was wearing a black bomber jacket and dark coloured trousers, and the second is a white male, about 6ft, of a slim build, wearing a dark grey jacket and a black hat.

Meanwhile, Police are also appealing for information following the theft of property from an insecure White Land Rover Discovery in the Snipe Street area of the town which also took place during the early hours of yesterday.

Local Inspector Graeme Penny said: "We would like to take this opportunity once again to remind the public to remain extra vigilant when it comes to your home security, not just in the Ellon area but across the entire North East. The lead-up to Christmas in particular is a prime time for thieves knowing that you may have more valuables in your home or vehicles than usual.

"The festive season is also a busy time of year and it may be that you're out for the day shopping, away for the weekend or on a night out. I would urge you to take a couple of extra minutes before you leave your house to make sure all your doors and windows are locked, including any vehicles, and to put any additional security measures in place whether it be timed lights or setting alarms.

"My advice stands even if you are at home - in some cases the perpetrators are simply trying front and back doors in the hope they are open, and grabbing any valuables left out. I would again urge you to carry out an extra check that your doors are locked before you go to bed or are sitting in another room and ensure that your car keys are out of sight and not hanging in or near the door.

"We would appeal to anyone who may have been in these areas around the relevant times and saw anyone matching the description of the suspects in question, or indeed any suspicious activity at all, to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."