Police have issued a fresh plea for information as they continue their hunt for a trio of men wearing dark clothes and balaclavas who torched a car in Aberdeen.
The thugs targeted a red Ford Connect van parked on Lossie Place in Mastrick, smashing its windows then setting it ablaze at around 1.20am on Monday.
They are also believed to have smashed the windows of a Vauxhall Astra on Mastrick Road.
Terrified residents were woken up by a series of loud bangs and saw plumes of smoke rising from the wreckage.
Charred debris and broken glass were left strewn across the road in the aftermath.
No-one was injured in either of the vandalisms.
Police believe the incidents are “isolated” with no wider threat to the community, and are stepping up patrols in the area while their investigation continues.
Detective Sergeant Mike Reynolds said: “We are still looking to trace three men who were seen in the area at the time.
“They were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas. They are of slim build and around 5ft 10ins in height and used a vehicle.
“This type of incident is relatively uncommon in the north-east and we are following specific lines of inquiry into both of these incidents.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101, quoting reference 0190 of May 27.