Police have charged a 24-year-old man from Aberdeen in connection with the alleged theft of six vehicles.
Police took to the sky in a hunt for stolen vehicles in Aberdeen tonight.
The police van crawls through a Mearns street of white washed suburban homes in the blinding sunlight.
Police believe a £50,000 spate of thefts across Aberdeenshire in the past few days could be linked.
Organised crime groups responsible for stealing high-value vehicles from across the UK, including the north-east, have been dealt a major blow.