Officers are warning businesses to review their security measures after a number of thefts from commercial yards in the last week.
So far there have been five break ins to construction sites or commercial yards in the Aberdeen area over the weekend.
Sometime between 6.00pm on Wednesday 28 August and 5.30am on Thursday 29 August items of timber were taken from a construction yard at Countesswells Park Avenue.
The same location was broken into again sometime between 6.00pm on Saturday 31 August and 5.30am on Monday 2 September where additional timber was taken. The total value of items taken from both incidents is thought to be a low four figure sum.
Also, between 1.00am and 4.00am on Friday 30 August, copper piping, various tools and other items were taken from secured containers at a site on Minto Drive in Aberdeen. The estimated value of items taken is thought to be a low four figure sum.
Between 3.00pm on Friday 30 August and 6.00am on Monday 2 September copper piping, lead sheeting, tools and welding equipment were stolen from a construction site on Caiesdykes Road in Aberdeen. The estimated value of items taken is a low five figure sum.
Meanwhile between 12.00pm on Saturday 31 August and 7.00am on Monday 2 September a quantity of timber based products was taken from a commercial premises on The Parkway in Bridge of Don. The value of items taken is thought to be a low four figure sum.
Investigating officer DC Ryan Anderson said:
"I would encourage all construction type businesses to review their security and be aware that thieves have been targeting sites over the weekend.
"Needless to say that the majority of items stolen would have more than likely been transported away from the locations in some sort of van or lorry."
Original Message Sent By
Mark Irvine (Police, Constable, North East Divison)