Vandals have struck again in Deeside – just a day after a historic railway carriage was left in ruins.
A group of three men are believed to have singled out two cars – understood to be Audis – on Banchory’s Tillybrake Road.
The vehicles were left dented with their windscreens smashed.
The damage has been estimated at about £1,000.
Police are now seeking three men in their late teens following the incident which happened on Tuesday at 11.30pm.
One of the suspects was about 5ft 4in with short dark hair and was wearing a long-sleeved top. Two others were about 5ft 6ins and one of them was wearing a red hooded top.
The attacks happened a day after “mindless vandals” caused £10,000 worth of damage to a 1950s-era rail carriage on the Deeside railway line at West Lodge yard, just east of the town.
The coach was being restored by the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society for use on the historic track which the group has restored between Milton of Crathes station and Banchory.
The vandals caved in the double-glazed windows of the carriage and ruined a train engine beside it on Monday at around 10pm.
Yesterday police said they were no closer to catching those behind the railway vandalism.
A police spokesman said investigations into the attack – described by the volunteer group as a “major setback” – were continuing.
The incidents on Monday and Tuesday are not thought to be connected.
Banchory councillor Karen Clark said: “It is distressing for anybody to be the victim of vandalism. You can’t just say it is minor, for the people who suffered it is quite traumatic.
“In Banchory we pride ourselves on being a safe place, we are not really used to antisocial behaviour.
“I really hope the police can catch whoever is responsible.”
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Officers have also issued an appeal for information regarding the theft of a Toyota Rav-4 and three bicycles in the Milton View area of Kemnay.
The items had a combined value of about £10,000.