A bicycle has been stolen and vehicles damaged following a spate of shed and garage break-ins in the Bucksburn area of Aberdeen.
Between 10.30pm on Monday and 7.30am on Tuesday, numerous properties were targeted in the Hillocks Way, Greenburn Drive, Bankhead Avenue areas.
Nothing was stolen in the majority of the break-ins, but a push bike was taken from one home, a motorbike which was parked outside Mugiemoss Court was damaged, and a Vespa scooter was damaged inside a garage on Bankhead Road.
Detective Constable Michael Christiansen, who is investigating the incidents, said: “During the course of yesterday, we received reports of a number of sheds and garages being broken into in the Bucksburn area over Monday night and into Tuesday morning.
“Although nothing was taken from the majority of the incidents, the experiences will have frustrated and unsettled the shed and garage owners, especially as most will have to pay for repairs or replacement security padlocks.
“If anyone recalls seeing or hearing anything in the areas of Hillocks Way, Greenburn Drive or Bankhead Avenue or Monday night into Tuesday morning, I would ask that they contact us with any information they have, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.
“I would also remind all shed and garage owners to ensure they keep them locked overnight, install security lighting if possible, and ensure that valuable items stored within sheds and garages – such as bicycles or motorbikes – are further secured to fixed points to prevent them being taken.”
Anyone with information can call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.