Police appeal over thefts across Ellon

Jamie Harrison, who is the new Formartine Community Policing Team Inspector based in Ellon.
Jamie Harrison, who is the new Formartine Community Policing Team Inspector based in Ellon.

Police have appealed for information after a series of thefts from properties and vehicles in Ellon recently.

Local residents have been urged to exercise caution after a number of thefts took place between Wednesday, November 12 and Saturday, November 15.

The incidents included properties and vehicles which were mainly left insecure across the Meiklemill and Modley areas.

Ellon Community Policing Inspector James Harrison said that a number of homes and vehicles were recently targeted in the town.

He told the Times: ”We are working to identify the people responsible.

“We have been conducting patrols in the areas where these incidents took place and I would like to take this opportunity to urge people to think about taking the following security measures: securely lock your home and vehicle and keep keys out of sight; set alarms; lock outbuildings, garages and shed; remove keys from doors and store them in safe place.

“You should also make sure your home looks occupied, using timer switches; never leave anything in sight within your car; park your car in a garage or on the driveway; park in a well-lit location.”

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.