Police have urged the public to continue to be vigilant after two cars were targeted by thieves over the past month.

Along with the recent theft of a vehicle from Largs seafront car park. which we reported last week, there were two other attempted car thefts in the town.

The first incident occurred on March 27 at Gateside Street, and a second incident occurred in John Street on an unspecified date.

It’s believed that the theft may be the latest example of criminals using high-tech scanning software to bypass cars’ keyless entry systems.

Sergeant Donald Fisher, from Police Scotland, told members of Largs Community Council that the latest incident is part of a “worrying trend” of vehicle thefts happening across the UK.

He said police believe that the thieves used a car which had been stolen from the Glasgow area to gain access to the car park, before making off with the second vehicle.

Sergeant Fisher said he recommended using ‘Faraday pouches’, which block the wireless signal from the fob of a car with a keyless entry system.