Two men charged following series of acquisitive crimes in the North East and Tayside
Two men have been charged in connection with a series of thefts and attempted thefts in the North East and Tayside.
Around 4.20am on Wednesday, 26 May, 2021, police were made aware of two cars having been stolen from outside a property in Gladstone Gardens, Fettercairn. Following a pursuit by officers, the cars were traced in Craigievar Terrace, Garthdee, and Hazeldean Court, Hazlehead. Two men, aged 20 and 21, have been arrested and charged in connection.
Following intelligence, detectives from Aberdeen's CID arrested and charged the men in connection with other recent offences including housebreakings, sneak-in thefts and attempted thefts in Aberdeen and the Marykirk and Stracathro areas of Tayside.
The men are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday, 26 May.
A number of items that had been reported stolen were recovered by officers during the investigation, including three wedding rings.
Detective Sergeant Scott McKay, of Aberdeen CID, said: "I am pleased that we were able to return the items to their owners, in particular the treasured wedding rings. These types of crimes can have a devastating impact on victims and their communities which is why tackling acquisitive crimes remains one of our top priorities. Please report any unusual or suspicious behaviour to police via 101, ideally at the time it occurs."