Warning after man arrested over Bieldside thefts

A man has been charged in connection with a spate of thefts from vehicles and homes in the Bieldside area of Deeside.

Two homes were targeted in the Earlspark and Baillieswells areas on September 24, with keys for the homeowner’s car taken in a sneak-in theft at one of the properties.

The keys were subsequently used to enter the vehicle and steal various items of property from it.

Another car was targeted in a nearby street, and subsequently a number of other thefts from nearby streets were discovered, involving a further six vehicles.

Computer equipment, cash, alcohol, handbags and other property worth a mid-four figure sum was stolen in total.

Local Police Team inspector David Chambers urged homeowners to make sure their property is secure and deter thieves.

He said: “Local residents may feel secure enough in the area to leave the windows and doors of their homes and cars unlocked or open, but this is often too tempting for opportunist thieves.

“Residents should always take reasonable steps to protect and secure their property and if they see anyone acting suspiciously, they should report their concerns.”

Anyone observing any type of suspicious behaviour should contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700, or to remain anonymous telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.