Residents in Invergowrie have tightened up their home security after a car was stolen from a driveway.
The white Mercedes A180 was snatched from Boniface Road after thieves broke into the house and took car keys.
One householder, who declined to be named, told the Tele: “We were all shocked to hear that a car had been stolen here.
“It is usually a quiet area with no problems, but a lot of us have been making sure our doors are locked at night and that our car keys are away from the front door.”
He added: “I had heard about how some thieves had even used a fishing rod a while back to put through a letter box at a house to get keys for a car off a peg.
“I know everybody usually keeps their car keys near the front door, but now I am keeping mine wrapped up and away from the hallway.”
Police today confirmed inquiries are ongoing.