Three high-performance cars worth a six-figure sum have been stolen from a private garage in an overnight raid in Aberdeenshire.

The Sierra RS Cosworth vehicles were taken from an address in the Main Street area of Longside, near Peterhead, on the night of Friday July 14 into Saturday July 15.

They were parked in a garage beside the house.

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Police said they would probably have been towed away or put on the back of a truck, van or lorry.

An extensively modified moonstone blue Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (registration number D341 JHW) with gold alloys and an original black model with no modifications (E203 APU) were reported stolen.

An extensively-modified white version of the vehicle was also taken but has since been recovered.

Detective Constable Richard Cooper, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would appeal to anyone with information about any of the vehicles involved to contact police as our inquiries continue.

"The cars are very identifiable, especially to collectors, so I would urge anyone who comes across similar vehicles for sale to let us know as soon as possible.

"The two models outstanding would most likely have been towed away or put on the back of a truck, van or lorry, so I would also urge anyone who saw anything unusual on the surrounding roads during the night in question to get in touch. Likewise, I would ask any motorists with dashcam footage to come forward.

"Anyone with information can call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous."