HOUSEHOLDERS in Broughty Ferry have been warned to be on their guard after three break-in attempts last week.
Suspicious activity was detected at homes in Langholm Gardens, Alford Gardens and Albany Road.
On Sunday, January 1, a man was disturbed within a house at Albany Road at about 9 p.m. He ran across the garden and escaped over a wall. He was last seen heading towards Balgillo Road. Nothing was taken from the home.
The man was described as being about 5 feet 10 inches tall, of slim build with scruffy, wavy hair. He was wearing dark clothing.
Between 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, and 11.30 p.m. the following day the window of a house in Langholm Gardens was broken in another apparent break-in attempt.
Also on New Year’s Day a man aged between 25 and 30 years was seen acting suspiciously in the middle of the road in Alford Gardens at about 8 p.m.
Moments later a second man was seen in the garden of a house there, before he climbed over a wall and ran off.
The first man was about 5 feet 10 inches in height and wore jeans and a mid-coloured jacket.
The other man was about the same height, was in his late 20s and was wearing a tracksuit top, a pair of jeans with his boxer shorts hanging over the waistband, and a pair of yellow gloves.
A police spokesman asked local residents to secure their properties and take precautions if they leave their homes.
He stated: “We have increased our uniformed and plain clothes focused patrols ion this area. I would ask people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
“At this time of year it is important to properly secure your property. Leave a light on or take other measures to deter thieves from targeting you home.”
Police have asked that anyone who was in or around these areas at the time of the incidents and who saw or heard anything suspicious to call them on 0300 111 2222.
Alternatively information can be passed via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.