THREE MEN HAVE appeared in court at Aberdeen following a series of acquisitive crimes carried out throughout the north east in recent weeks.
The men – one aged 18 and two aged 20 – appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday to answer a total of 24 charges relating to offences that took place in October and November in towns throughout the north east – including Lossiemouth and Elgin.
The thefts involved numerous cars, thefts from cars including number plates and several housebreakings.
Detective Inspector Stuart McAdam said: “I would like to thank members of the public who provided us with information and assistance.
“Officers in the North East are committed to tackling acquisitive crime under Operation Magpie. I would also continue to urge people to assist us by ensuring your properties, vehicles and valuables are locked and secure at all times in the first place.
“Anyone with concerns should contact Police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous, or 999 if it is an emergency.”