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Westhill residents urged to make sure properties secure after two break-ins overnight

Friday August 9th 2019 at 4:22 PM

People in Westhill are being urged to make sure their doors and windows are properly locked at night after two break-ins in the last week.

A black Mercedes GLC 220 4×4 was taken from Mains Circle sometime between midnight and 6 in the morning yesterday.

Police are appealing for people who may have any information regarding its whereabouts to come forward – its registration is FX19 HBO.

During that same time frame, a property in Lawsondale Drive was broken into – alcohol, a purse, and between £10 and £99 was taken.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Paul Wigley said: “If anyone recalls either hearing or seeing anything unusual in Westhill in the early hours of Thursday I would ask that they get in touch. Any details, no matter how minor, could be useful to us.

“I would also like to remind householders to keep their homes secure overnight. Opportunist thieves will try multiple doors on a street until they find one that is unlocked. They then sneak and take what they can which can include keys for vehicles.

“To reduce the likelihood of this happening to you our advice is to lock your door. It takes less than a minute and doesn’t cost anything to do, but it can potentially save you thousands.

“Anyone with information on either of these incidents should call Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 0674 of 8 August for Mains Circle or 0677 of 8 August for Lawsondale Drive.”

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