POLICE are on the trail of a crook who stole a car in Linwood.

The blue Ford Fiesta ST was securely parked in Bridge of Weir Road at around at 7.15pm on Monday but, when the 39-year-old owner checked on the car at around 6am the following morning, he discovered it had been taken.

Police believe the thief used a device to access the car, as the owner was in possession of both keys.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call officers on 101.