Three men from Aberdeen have been charged in connection with a number of motor thefts in Fraserburgh .
The men, aged 18, 20 and 22 have been charged after the motor vehicles were stolen from Fraserburgh’s Beacon Drive, Strichen Court and Middleburgh Road.
There was also attempted thefts from Kennedy Place and Cairnhill in the Broch.
The men have been charged in connection with a total of 47 crimes in total across the north-east including damage to a golf course in Aberdeen and petrol theft from garages.
The total value of vehicles allegedly taken is estimated at around £46,500 but all vehicles have now been recovered.
The total value of other property allegedly stolen is £3,650, of which £1,300 has been recovered so far.
The total value of alleged damage caused is near £51,000.
The three males have been charged with various crimes between them in relation to the 47 incidents which took place between February 24 and March 10.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Walker said: “Police are committed to tackling car thefts and thieves - it is at the forefront of our policing strategy and we know it is a priority for the public who it affects.
“I can assure people living in the North-east that we will continue to detect and arrest those who threaten our communities, and it is testament to our officers that so many vehicles and property are traced and returned to their owners.”