A car which was stolen from an Aberdeenshire village was found abandoned on the outskirts of Aberdeen over the weekend.
The silver Vauxhall Corsa was taken from a car park near to Potarch Bridge in Potarch sometime between 2:30pm and 6:30pm on Sunday, 31 May.
The registration of the vehicle is FY67 CZE.
After the theft, the car was driven to Aberdeen and, at around 7pm that evening, it was found crashed in Groats Road in Hazelhead - the driver and passengers then ran off.
Police are currently studying CCTV footage from in and around the areas involved and are urging anyone with any information to come forward.
Constable Hamish Wallace, from Banchory Police Station said: “I am appealing to members of the public, who were in the Potarch area on Sunday afternoon, to think back and consider if they saw anything that seemed a little odd which, in light of the car theft, may now be significant. If anyone has any information, please do get in touch with us. I would also like to ask motorists with dash cams who were in the Potarch and Hazelhead areas, to check their footage. It’s possible they have captured images which could assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting ref number CF0119580520. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers where you can give your information anonymously.