Two of the four vehicles stolen in the north-east this week have been recovered.
The blue Audi Q7 stolen from Queens Road and the black BMW X3 stolen from The Meadows area of Milltimber were recovered last night in Aberdeen.
A black Audi A4, registration SK61 UHN, and a white BMW X5, registration LG61 ZMY, were both stolen from Stonehaven between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, and they remain missing.
Inspector David Cowie said: “Following our extensive appeals yesterday via the media we have now traced two out of the four vehicles and so I would like to thank the public and media for their assistance so far with these enquiries.
“The two cars stolen from Stonehaven have not yet been recovered and so I would ask the public to let us know if they see either of them.
“We’ve had a good response from the public in response to our appeal and our investigations are progressing positively.
“With the weekend now on us I would like to again remind the public to be vigilant and to ensure they lock their vehicles and their homes at night to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime.
“The weekend is the time a lot of people relax but they should not become complacent about home security. Thieves do not work Monday to Friday and so residents should ensure that they take the security of their property seriously every day of the week, including the weekend, and do their bit to help reduce these type of incidents.
“A great deal of police resources were used yesterday to progress these enquiries and this will continue today and over the weekend. We also have a number of our dedicated Special Constable volunteers who are opting to work this weekend in order to increase patrols in local communities to provide reassurance and help deter incidents.”
Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.