Residents on a quiet Aberdeen street have been left “shocked” after thieves allegedly broke into a property and stole two cars from outside.
The theft happened on Sanday Road, in the Woodend area, between 11pm on Thursday night and about 4.30am yesterday.
The owner of the stolen silver Mercedes ML and a grey Peugeot 207 estate did not wish to speak about the incident last night, but his neighbours described the crime as “an eye-opener”.
One resident said: “It’s shocking that this has happened on our street, it is such a quiet area.
“The last time anything like this happened was nearly 25 years ago. I think it’s an eye-opener for the rest of the street to stay safe and vigilant.”
Police yesterday issued a reminder for people to keep their doors and windows locked at night to deter opportunistic thieves.
The Mercedes, registered CU57 OEV, and Peugeot, registered ST13 XXJ, were stolen from the same address after the property was broken into through a window.
Detective Constable Ryan Anderson said: “We ask members of the public to remain diligent and urge anyone who may have any information to contact us.
“I can give reassurance that, where vehicles are reported stolen, we use all available means open to us to recover them.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 101, quoting incident 0417 on 27 September, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they would prefer to remain anonymous.