Police have urged the public to tighten security after two cars were stolen in Aberdeen at the weekend.
A white Volkswagan Golf was stolen from the Desswood Place area of the city in the early hours of Sunday.
It was later recovered in the same area.
Meanwhile, a white Toyota Yaris was taken from the Wellwood Terrace area of Cults at around the same time. Police have yet to trace this vehicle.
Detective Inspector Stuart McAdam said: “Once again I must repeat my appeal to home owners to please ensure your doors are locked at all times, in particular at night.
“Time and time again we are finding that thieves are simply trying house doors until they find one unlocked and grab any keys to vehicles or valuables lying nearby.
“When we see the emotional and financial impact these crimes have on the victims, it can be extremely frustrating for everyone involved to know that it could have been avoided.
“You also run the risk of losing out on any insurance payment given that your house or vehicle has been left open.
“We must all work together to prevent this from happening and to keep our communities safe.
DI McAdam said extra patrols would be conducted in the city as a result of these incidents.
He added: “I would ask the public to help us by ensuring thieves don’t stand a chance from the outset.
“It’s never too late to make your home security a priority to make it impossible for these people to gain access to your valuables.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 999 if it is an emergency, on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.