A call is being made for city warden patrols in an Aberdeen community to be increased following a series of thefts.
Councillor John Wheeler is to request that Aberdeen City Council wardens step up patrols following incidents in Kingswells.
Patrols were increased last month at his request following a break-in to a property. But now Mr Wheeler is again to ask for the extra presence after a resident contacted him to say they had been targeted by thieves.
He said: “I contacted the city wardens to ask if they could increase the number of patrols in the area, which they did.
“I believe they spoke to local residents about keeping their property safe.
“I also contacted Police Scotland and they assured me they had patrols ongoing in the area.”
At a meeting of Kingswells Community Council on Monday, Mr Wheeler was alerted to another spate of thefts last month.
In the early hours of April 10, there were reports of a theft from a house, and three instances of theft from a car in the Wellside Wynd and Concraig Walk areas.
Items such as sports equipment were taken, and a spokeswoman for Police Scotland said inquiries are still ongoing.
Anyone with information has been urged to call 101.
Mr Wheeler said: “As a result of what I heard at the meeting, I will ask for the city wardens to go around and provide a bit more visibility in the area, because it acts as a deterrent as much as anything else.”
Mr Wheeler said residents have raised concerns with him recently over the level of acquisitive crime in the area.
He said: “When you’re speaking to residents, it’s something that plays on their mind.
“When you hear that your neighbour down the road has been broken into you might think the area is being targeted more than other places.”
Despite the recent incidents, the councillor said crime in the area is not a major concern.
He said: “I’m not getting emails about it every single day, if I did then that would be a very big problem.”
A spokeswoman for the city council said: “We do provide additional patrols by city wardens if a particular need or issue has been raised with us.”