POLICE in Kirriemuir are investigating a number of cases of vandalism which have occurred over the last week.
Between 9.30 p.m. on November 3 and 9 a.m. on November 4, a window at Boots the Chemist in the High Street was damaged (crime reference number CR/36150/12).
Between 11.59 p.m. on November 1 and 9.30 a.m. on November 2, a window of a house in Douglas Street in the Whiteside area of Kirriemuir was smashed (CR/35940/12).
A further window was smashed in Knowehead Crescent between 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on October 30 (CR/35703/12).
Two cases of vandalism in Tannage Brae which occurred between 2.30 p.m. on November 1 and 7 a.m. on November 2 (CR/35938/12 and CR/35939/12) have been detected as has a petty assault which took place at 8.50 p.m. on November 2 in Prosen Road (CR/35925/12)
If you have any information relating to the above crimes please contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 quoting the crime number, any police officer or anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
The local community liaison officers, Constable Pam Colvin and Alan Bell, have issued a timely reminder of ongoing initiatives.
Now that the clocks have gone back the police will be patrolling the area and placing Operation After Dark postcards through the letter boxes of houses that remain in darkness.
Remember a house that looks unoccupied is tempting to criminals.
Set timers on internal lights, fit and check external security lighting, lock all doors and windows. put away garden tools, set blinds or curtains to deter window shopping, mark valuables with your post code and house number and be a good neighbour; if you see something suspicious contact the police immediately.
Remember it may not be a police officer that visits you the next time.