Police appeal after one-night spree of housebreaking in coastal towns

The theft of a 4x4 vehicle and a subsequent housebreaking spree in the Carnoustie, Monifieth and Broughty Ferry areas has sparked a plea for information by Police Scotland.

Mark Dowie
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 3:00pm
Police appeal after one-night spree of housebreaking in coastal towns

The rapid series of events earlier this month began with the theft of a grey Mitsubishi Shogun from a property in the Lunan area overnight on Friday, June 17.

At the time it was carrying the registration SB05 YXA and police have established that it was used in all the break-ins that followed in the early hours of Monday, June 20.

The first incident occurred around 2.45am when there was an attempted break-in at a unit in West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, Dundee.

At around 3.25am there was an attempted break-in at a premises on Dundee Street in Carnoustie and just five minutes later there was another attempted break-in at a premises on Station Road and officers received report of a theft by housebreaking at a premises on Ravensby Park Gardens about 3.50am .

A further attempted break-in was reported at a premises on Ferry Road in Monifieth around 3.55am and there was also a break-in reported at a property on King Street in Broughty Ferry at around 4.15am.

The Mitsubishi was also used in the theft of an off-road buggy from a farm in Newport-on-Tay that was traced a short time later in Dundee on June 19

Sergeant Linsey Burnett, of Angus Community Investigation Unit, said: “It’s clear the intention of these individuals was to target a number of premises in a short period of time causing significant damage 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 Monday morning who may have witnessed something.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the Mitsubishi Shogun described either before or after these incidents. Anyone with dash cam footage who was in the area is urged to contact police as you may have captured footage that could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident 0910 of June 18.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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