Six garages broken into in Fraserburgh

Police Scotland are appealing for information
Police Scotland are appealing for information

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant after a number of garages were broken into in the Fraserburgh area overnight.

At least six outbuildings were targeted between 5pm last night, Sunday October 23, and 7am today, Monday October 24, in the King Edward Street, Victoria Street, Grattan Place and Saltoun Place areas.

Two bikes and sports gear have been reported as missing so far.

Officers are urging anyone with information about the incidents in question, or if they think they have also been targeted, to contact Police.

PC Neale Gawthorpe, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the areas mentioned around the times in question to contact Police as a matter of urgency.

"While the majority of these incidents involved forcing entry, I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that it is essential you remain vigilant and ensure your sheds, garages or any other outbuildings are locked and secure at all times.

"We are lucky to live in a community with relatively low crime levels, however it's important to not become complacent. In most cases thieves will be trying doors in the hope they find one unlocked, so please don't give them a head-start.

"Please contact PC Gawthorpe at Fraserburgh Police office on 101 with any information or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would like to remain anonymous."