Police are urging the public to ensure their properties, garages, sheds and vehicles are locked and their valuables secure following a series of break-ins and thefts in Aberdeen this week.
Properties in the Hazlehead, Woodside and Cults areas have been targeted within the past few days, including a number of attempted break-ins to garages in the Hazlehead area and other suspicious behaviour.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Walker said: "I would ask people living in these areas to be particularly vigilant while our inquiries continue, however my message stands wherever you live. Please ensure your valuables are locked away and secure at all times and that you don't give thieves a chance. I would also ask anyone living in these areas to check their outbuildings to establish if any damage has been caused. This information could be vital to our investigation.
"All it takes is a couple of extra minutes before you leave your house or go to bed to make sure all your doors and windows are locked including any vehicles, and to put additional security measures in place whether it be timed lights or setting alarms. My advice also stands even if you are at home as in some cases the perpetrators are simply trying doors in the hope they are open.
"Tackling acquisitive crime is a priority for your local officers however we need support and information from the public to target our resources in the right places at the right times. If you have noticed or notice any suspicious activity - day or night - please let us know as soon as possible. Look out for unfamiliar vehicles or people and most importantly, tell us. There won't be any issue with officers attending a false call made in good faith.
"Anyone with information should contact Police on 101, or 999 if it is an emergency, or if you would prefer to remain anonymous contact can be made with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."
For advice on how to keep your home and personal property secure please visit the Police Scotland website by clicking HERE.
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