Series of break-ins in Dundee and Angus.
Detectives are continuing enquiries following a number of break-ins at premises in Broughty Ferry, Dundee and Birkhill on Sunday, 14 November, 2021.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, two men, stole a white Honda Jazz car, registration number SP63 UDN, from Pitreavie Place in Dundee. The men then used this vehicle to target a number of premises in both Dundee and Angus areas.
The properties affected include a garage in Dalhousie Road which was broken into around 5.20am. Two take-away restaurants in Campfield Square were also broken into with a till and money being stolen. Three lock-ups in Castle Street were damaged and broken into. A garage in Raglan Street, Dundee was also targeted along with a business in Birkhill.
Around 6.10am, police received a report a car was on fire in Duns Crescent, Dundee. Officers believe this was the vehicle used in the series of break-ins and criminal damage. It has been uplifted and will be checked by forensic officers.
Officers are checking CCTV images from in and around the areas affected for any small detail which will assist their enquiries. They have established that the two men appear to be around 5ft. 9 to 5ft 10 inches in height. Both have a slim build and they were wearing dark coloured clothing.
The driver of the car appears to be wearing a hooded jacket and black gloves. He is wearing trainers with a reflective/fluorescent soles and may have been wearing glasses. There is limited information on the male passenger, just that he was wearing a hooded top and trainers.
Detective Inspector Simon Murray said: “It’s clear the intention of these two men was to target a number of premises in a short period of time causing significant dame in the process. There has been no consideration to the owners of these businesses and properties and the impact these crimes will have on the people involved.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the areas in the early hours of Sunday morning. In particular, any motorists with dash cam devices. You may have captured the Honda Jazz car on your device and not realised it so I am asking anyone with a dash cam to check its footage. You could have an image which would assist us in identifying the two men responsible for these crimes.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where you can give your information anonymously.