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Thefts from Vehicles In Deeside

Police Scotland are reminding motorists not to leave valuables in their vehicles overnight following a number of thefts from motor vehicles in the Aboyne area between Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 December 2020.

PC Donald Macleod of the Ballater Community Policing Team said:

"It sounds simple but always remember to lock your car. This is the simplest way to keep your car safe. Get into the habit of locking the car every time you leave it. Also, make sure windows are properly closed. If possible, donít leave belongings in your car. Take them with you if you can. If not, lock them in the boot out of sight."

"Cars fitted with immobilisers canít be hot-wired. This means that keys are needed to drive your car. Keep your keys safe. Donít leave them in the lock of your front door, or on the kitchen counter. When you are out, keep them with you at all times. A key is used in 70% of car thefts. By keeping your keys safe, youíre reducing the risk of your car being stolen by more than two thirds."

"I would urge anyone with information to contact the Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting Police incident reference 0713 of 27/12/2020."

Original message sent by: Michael Urquhart (Police, Constable, North East Division)

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