Two cars stolen in Newcarron after being left to defrost

Leaving your car running to allow to defrost offers an opportunity for thieves to strike ... as one owner found out to his cost this week. Picture: Michael Gillen (132888)
Leaving your car running to allow to defrost offers an opportunity for thieves to strike ... as one owner found out to his cost this week. Picture: Michael Gillen (132888)
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A stunned car owner had a rude awakening when two vehicles were pinched from his driveway on Tuesday morning.

The unfortunate driver had left the cars unlocked with the engine running outside his home in Newcarron as he defrosted them. However, when he went back outside the property in Crofthead Street he found both had disappeared.

Now police are warning other motorists not to be caught out in the same 
way.

November 5 lost its sparkle for the owner with the loss of a white Audi A3 and VW Polo around 7 a.m.

It is also unlikely that any insurance company will payout as the vehicles were left unattended with keys in the ignition.

Inspector Paul Rollo from Police Scotland said: “As it starts to get colder overnight, drivers are often tempted to leave the engine running while waiting for their cars to defrost.

“However, they should be mindful not to leave their cars unattended while doing so 
as it’s an opportunity for theft.”