How to Prevent Relay Theft

Keyless Theft or Relay Theft involves criminals using hand held technology to identify whether a parked car has keyless entry. If the car ‘key’ is close enough the criminals can amplify the signal and send it to a transmitter which acts as the true key and opens the car allowing it to be driven off.

If your car does operate using keyless technology then you can take a few steps to ensure the safety of your vehicle.

How to prevent Relay Theft:

– Keep keys and fobs well away from doors and windows

– Purchase a signal blocker wallet to store keys in

– Use a wheel lock or wheel clamp

– Alarm/ Install a Tracker

– Consider CCTV


A 54 year old man was charged with wildlife offences (sheep worrying) following an incident in Bankfoot. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal for consideration.

A 28 year old woman has been charged with careless driving and having no insurance following a collision in Longforgan.

A 22 year old man was charged with driving without a licence and without insurance after being stopped by Police on the A94 at Coupar Angus. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Multi agency enforcement action involving Police, SSPCA and RSPB was carried out at an estate near Blairgowrie.  This resulted in a 47 year old male being reported to COPFS for wildlife offences.

A total of 32 speeding offences and 11 other traffic offences were identified and will be reported.


CR/0075362/24 – a vehicle parked in Iona Court, Perth had the windscreen smashed on 29/02/24

Two Ford Fiestas were stolen from separate addresses in Perth between 01-03 March 2024 (CR/0078489/24, CR/0078693/24)

A white Vauxhall Corsa Van was stolen from Milnathort between 25/02/24 and 29/02/24 (CR/0074587/24)

Appeal for information:

Officers are appealing for information after a pet sheep was found injured at a farm off the B919 near Kinnesswood.

The incident occurred between Wednesday, 21 February, and Saturday, 24 February. The sheep is thought to have been attacked and had to be euthanised as a result.

Constable Alex Beaumont said: “Our enquiries into this incident are continuing and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information to get in touch.

“If you think you can help, please contact us via 101 quoting incident number 1796 of 25 February.”

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.