Car-owners are being urged to be extra vigilant following a series of break-ins in Aberdeen.
Thieves targeted a number of vehicles in the west end area of the city over the past month.
Cash, clothes and electrical items worth thousands of pounds were stolen from cars on Queen’s Crescent, Morningfield Road and Louisville Avenue.
In response, there will be an increased presence from officers from the west end community policing team throughout today.
Officers will be distributing Police Scotland security cards and providing suitable advice to residents.
Police sergeant Ian Davidson, one of the officers involved, said yesterday: “The main aim is to get residents to lock up their vehicles, no matter how long they are away from them and not to leave any valuables in view of the public.
“Don’t give opportunistic thieves the chance to steal your personal belongings. It only takes a few seconds of your time to ensure that your property is safe and secure, which is a few seconds well spent.”
Anyone who has any information regarding these crimes, or sees anything suspicious, is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.