An Aberdeen mum has spoken of her disgust after thieves stole her family car and scattered her baby’s belongings on the street.
Ariana Soutar was visited by police officers at 6am on Monday and told a red Ford Fiesta Eco belonging to her partner Greg had been taken from outside her home in Heathryfold Circle, Northfield.
The criminals drove the vehicle around Aberdeen before dumping it near Woodend Hospital.
Police found the car, which sustained serious damage to one of the wheels, a few hours after it was stolen.
A baby car seat, a tricycle and clothing belonging to the couple’s one-year-old son had been dumped on the street.
An investigation into the theft has been launched and police are urging anyone with information to get in touch.
Ms Soutar, 22, said: “I went to bed at between 10.45pm and 11pm on Sunday and woke up at 6am to police at my door.
“The car was found outside someone’s driveway up near Woodend Hospital and the area around Tesco.”
She said: “Greg and I are shocked and disgusted that someone could do this.
“We have a one-year-old son and they dumped his car seat and his trike.
“I would like to remind everyone to keep your doors locked and stay safe. Hopefully, what has happened to us will get some awareness out there about these people.”
The Fiesta was damaged to such an extent that it has had to go into the garage for repair.
Ms Soutar added: “The car insurance will cover everything, but we need to claim for the car seat.
“The baby seat was dumped on our street and could have been bashed if it was thrown so it will no longer be safe to use.
“As for the toddler seat which was locked in the car, that will also be unsafe if they have bumped the car or had any sort of accident.”
The couple have not yet been told if they will lose their no claims discount.
Detective Inspector Fionnuala McPhail said: “We can confirm a Ford Fiesta stolen from the Heathryfold Circle area of Aberdeen overnight has been recovered.
“Our inquiries into this theft are ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 440 of August 20.”