Officers remind public to lock cars and homes

Officers in Peterhead are reminding the public to remain vigilant against opportunistic thieves following three reports of thefts from unsecured vehicles.

The thefts have happened in the Blackhouse and Waterside areas of Peterhead overnight on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February.

As a result of the thefts, an iPod and handbag were stolen with a total estimated value of a low-three figure sum.

Inspector Andrew Imray of the Buchan Community Policing Team said: “We have dedicated resources investigating thefts and break-ins in the area and are supporting the national initiative, Operation RAC, to detect and deter these crimes.

“We have had positive results recently with a number of people reported and we are seeing a significant reduction in these crimes.

“Many people are making efforts to ensure their properties are secure, however I want to remind the public that there is still a need to keep vehicles and properties locked in order to deter opportunistic thieves. People should also be mindful that thefts from unsecured vehicles or houses are unlikely to be covered by insurance.”