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Man charged in connection with Ellon thefts

By David Porter

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Officers from the Formartine Local Policing Team are encouraging residents of Ellon to make sure their vehicles and outbuildings are secure, following reports of several thefts in the Gordon Terrace and Schoolhill Road areas, which took place in the early hours of Saturday, May1.

Following enquiries, a 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the thefts, and is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday.

Constable Lewis Ingram said: "Ellon is a safe place to live and work, where incidents of property being stolen from vehicles and outbuildings remains rare. I would appeal for residents to remain vigilant when it comes vehicle security and encourage them to park in well-lit areas, double-check their vehicles are locked, close windows, remove valuables and remove any trace of the presence of electronic equipment, such as sat-nav suction cups from windows.

"These simple steps can deter an opportunistic thief.

"Stolen property was recovered as part of our enquiries into this weekend's thefts and residents are asked to check whether any items are missing or out of place from their vehicles or outbuildings.

" If you believe you may have been a victim of these thefts, come forward and contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0672 of May 1."

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