Police are searching for a gang who stole luxury cars worth £60,000 in a “daring raid” from a Moray showroom.
The three men took the three high-end cars from the forecourt of Hawco Garage in Elgin in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Police believe they broke into the garage office and took the keys for the vehicles, driving north on the A96 towards the town of Nairn.
The three men are described as wearing padded jackets, tracksuit bottoms with their faces covered.
Detective Sergeant John Pirie, North East CID, said: “This was quite a daring raid on the garage. I have no doubt that those responsible were looking for high value vehicles.
“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, the garage is in quite a busy area, near to a retail park and residential properties. Officers have been carrying out local enquiries, checking CCTV and have been speaking to local residents of homes overlooking the garage but would also appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.”
He added: “We are particularly keen to hear from delivery drivers, passing taxis or cars in the area and would ask that they check any dash-cam footage they may have from the street from around the time of the crime or prior to the theft occurring.
“The cars were driven off from the garage onto the A96 north towards Nairn, so again, I would ask drivers to have look at their dash-cam if they were on the road around 12.45 am this morning.”
The cars are described as a black Volkswagen T-Roc (SY69WCR), a grey Volkswagen Golf (SX17BAA) and a red Audi A3 (SW66DZY).