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Jewellery worth an estimated £40,000 stolen in Maryculter

Jewellery worth tens of thousands of pounds has been stolen from a house in an Aberdeen suburb.

The haul - believed to be worth about £40,000 - was taken in the Maryculter area, near the River Dee, on Sunday afternoon.

The stolen property included necklaces, rings and watches.

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses, including people who may have been using the River Dee for rafting.

'Acting suspiciously'

A spokesman said: "It was good weather on Sunday and so there would been a lot of people heading in and out of Aberdeen during the afternoon.

"If you noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the Maryculter area on Sunday afternoon or have any information that could assist the investigation please call Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"I would also remind homeowners to ensure that all windows and doors are locked when leaving their property unattended.

"With the current warm weather, although it is tempting to leave a window open when out, it does give thieves a way to get in. To ensure you don't become the victim of crime, lock your property securely."

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