Police appeal following recovery of stolen vehicle

Police Scotland are appealing for information following the recovery of a stolen car and attempted thefts from vehicles.

This was in the village of Torphins on Deeside.

The initial theft is believed to have happened between 6pm on Tuesday, August 4, and 6am on Wednesday, August 5, in the Albyn Grove area of Aberdeen.

It involved the theft of a black BMW 330D.

This was later recovered on Monboddo Road in Torphins on the morning of Thursday, August 6.

The other incidents are believed to have occurred between 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 5, and 8:15am on Thursday, August 6.

As a result, there was an attempted theft from a van in the Monboddo Road area and a low two figure sum of money was reported stolen from a car somewhere around the Kinnairdy Close area.

Police are appealing for any information on these crimes and are particularly keen to trace two men seen in the Kinnairdy Close area at around 3:15am.

There is only a description for one of the men, who is described as being between 18 and 24 years old.

He was of an average build, and with short dark hair, and wearing dark trousers and a hooded top.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police as soon as possible.

Anybody can do so by calling Police Scotland on 101.

They can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.