Police have recovered cars and valuables in their latest crackdown on thieves in the north east.
Officers said they had returned “numerous” vehicles and other property stolen from across the region as part of ongoing Operation Ruby.
Chief Inspector Richard Craig said that thanks to intelligence-led policing and help from the public, several motors had been traced so far, including a Volvo taken from Fraserburgh on February 26, which was eventually recovered in Braemar.
A Land Rover Discovery taken from outside a property in Fraserburgh’s Strichen Road area on February 25, was recovered within hours in the Aberdeen area.
And an Audi stolen from an unlocked property in Portlethen on the same night was also recovered shortly after.
A Range Rover Evoque taken from a home in Maryculter on February 22 was found in Blackburn, but a BMW 435 taken from the same address has yet to be traced.
Two vehicles stolen during a series of thefts in Drumoak, Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar overnight between March 1 and 2 have also yet to be recovered.
Chief Inspector Craig urged the public to contact police if they noticed anything suspicious or any unfamiliar cars parked in their area.
He said: “Please, do not give thieves a chance. Opportunistic criminals will try a house or car door until they find one unlocked, and if you fail to keep your belongings secure, you could sadly be the victim next.”
On Monday, four people appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with various car crime charges linked to Operation Ruby.