Police are attempting to trace a driver who drove off with the keys to a car involved in a collision with his pick-up truck.
The crash involving a silver Mitsubishi L200 and a blue Citroen C3 took place on the A92 at Basin View in Montrose, between the A92 Stonehaven to Arbroath road’s two roundabouts in the town.
The driver of the pick-up truck was said to be behaving “erratically” on the roads prior to the incident.
After the collision – which was described as “minor” by police – he got out of his vehicle, approached the Citroen.
He then “remonstrated” with its driver before reaching into the car, took the keys and drove off with them.
The Mitsubishi’s driver is described as being about 6ft and having grey hair and a short beard. He was wearing dark jeans, a grey jumper and worker boots.
The crash took place on Friday, January 25 at about 11.30am.
A Tayside Police Division statement read: “Police Scotland is appealing for information about an incident which happened about 11.30am on Friday, January 25 on the A92 Basin View at Montrose, between the two roundabouts to the south of the town.
“A silver Mitsubishi L200 pick-up was seen to be driving erratically, leading to a minor collision with a blue Citroen C3 that had been behind it.
“The driver of the pick-up then allegedly got out of the vehicle, went to the Citroen, remonstrated with the car’s driver, and then reached into the car, removed the keys, and drove away with them.
“Officers would like to trace a man described as about 6ft, with grey hair and a short beard, who was wearing dark jeans, a grey jumper, and workman-type boots at the time.
“His vehicle is a distinctive large silver Mitsubishi L200 pick up, which at the time had some kind of large white item similar to a kitchen appliance in the rear.
“At the time of the incident the road, which is the main route into Montrose, was busy with traffic, so it is thought that there may be a number of potential witnesses.
“If you have any information about this incident that could assist our enquiries, please call 101 or speak with any police officer. Information can also be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/2136/19.”