Police have warned that tyres worth around £500,000 stolen from a wholesaler in North Lanarkshire might be sold to unsuspecting motorists.
The thefts are believed to have taken place at yards in the Newmains and Chapelhill areas of Wishaw on different occasions throughout September.
Tyres produced by the Lassa, Tomket, Waterfull, Anchee and Threea brands worth around £500,000 were taken.
Following enquiries, a large quantity of the tyres were found in Lanarkshire and Glasgow – however, Police Scotland said that a “significant” amount were still unrecovered.
The force is asking for anyone with information, or who believes they may have seen any of these tyres for sale under suspicious circumstances, to come forward.
Detective constable Gerry Hattie, from Wishaw CID, said: “This was a significant and valuable series of thefts.
“It is likely that those responsible will be attempting to move the tyres on and sell them to unsuspecting motorists or garages via a number of means, so we are asking people to be aware.
“If you have any information which could assist our enquiries, please call police on 101, quoting incident 1357 of September 28.
“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”